Student welfare

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Infographic: Student views on starting high school
Infographic: Student views on starting high school

Forums held with students in Years 6, 7 and 8 in Australia on the topic of starting high school have shed light on what concerns them the most about the transition process, and what has been helpful to them along the way. Here, we share some comments from the students.

Podcast panel: Tips and strategies for making a successful start to the year
Podcast panel: Tips and strategies for making a successful start to the year

In this special podcast episode, we’ve gathered a panel of experienced teachers and leaders, who will be sharing their priorities, strategies and tips for the first few weeks of term and for a successful year. Topics include classroom displays, professional learning and positive behaviour management.

Helping teachers and students reset for 2022
Helping teachers and students reset for 2022

'As we approach the third year of the pandemic, it’s crucial that teachers and students have the opportunity to reset for the school year ahead.' In our latest reader submission, Dr Tom Brunzell shares tools and strategies from trauma-informed and strengths-based practice that can be used to support teacher wellbeing and ensure students are ready to learn.

The impact of COVID on Year 12s and their teachers
The impact of COVID on Year 12s and their teachers

The uncertainty of another pandemic year piled extra pressure on Year 12 students, who were faced with disruptions to their learning and traditional end-of-year celebrations and social events. It’s also taken its toll on teachers of this graduating cohort.

Global Education: 2021 Australian Global Teacher Prize finalist Rebecca West
Global Education: 2021 Australian Global Teacher Prize finalist Rebecca West

In this episode of Global Education, we catch up with 2021 Top 10 finalist from Bonnyrigg Public School in New South Wales, Rebecca West. Rebecca was recognised for her work in supporting students with additional needs and refining the school’s professional development program. She shares more in today’s podcast.

Student welfare: Secondary educators’ support strategies during COVID-19
Student welfare: Secondary educators’ support strategies during COVID-19

‘Educators employ a range of strategies to manage student wellbeing, but the impact of COVID-19 on their approach to this is not yet fully understood.’ Dr Bridianne O’Dea – Senior Research Fellow in youth mental health at the Black Dog Institute – shares the findings of a recent investigation into secondary school educators’ approaches to student mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Student perspectives on starting high school
Student perspectives on starting high school

Researchers have held forums with students about their views on moving up to high school and, in a new report, share that students are most concerned about academic expectations, high school systems and social challenges during the transition process.

Education technology: I am NOT a robot
Education technology: I am NOT a robot

For students who are unable to attend normal classes in school, a telepresence robot represents a very real solution to a very difficult situation and has the potential to transform their lives. Dr Susan O’Donnell and Adrian Rayner explain more, and share comments from teachers and students who’ve been using the technology.

Mentoring disengaged male students
Mentoring disengaged male students

Back in 2018, we brought you the story of a new intervention program for disengaged male students at Cherrybrook Technology High School in New South Wales. Nearly four years later, in today’s article, we hear how the program has evolved over the years and the impact it’s had on student learning and wellbeing.

‘Invisible transitions’ – supporting students who enrol unexpectedly
‘Invisible transitions’ – supporting students who enrol unexpectedly

It’s common for schools to begin supporting first year primary school students and their families through the transition process before the school year begins. But, what about students who enrol unexpectedly? How can you, your colleagues and the school community support these students through the transition process?