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Podcast panel: Tips for a successful start to the school year
Podcast panel: Tips for a successful start to the school year

We’re right at the beginning of a new school year here in Australia. That means most of you are busy setting up your classrooms, meeting new students and establishing relationships with them and their families. In today’s podcast special, we’ve spoken with several winners from last year’s Teacher Awards to ask them their most valuable tips, strategies and priorities for starting the school year off right.

How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices
How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices

Students with academic resilience persist and thrive in their studies, despite the odds being stacked against them. In our latest reader submission Associate Professor Nani Tieg, from the University of Oslo, Norway, explores findings from her UNESCO GEM Fellowship study into the role teachers play in fostering academic resilience in maths and science classrooms.

Teacher Awards 2023: Special Contribution Award
Teacher Awards 2023: Special Contribution Award

Over the past 7 weeks, we have been sharing the stories of each of the winners of the Teacher Awards 2023. In the final article we speak to Debbie Watts and Bronwyn Cole from Broadwater Public School, whose entire school community was named winner of the Special Contribution Award for 2023.

Teacher Awards 2023: Fostering Strong School-Community Partnerships
Teacher Awards 2023: Fostering Strong School-Community Partnerships

The winners of the 2023 Teacher Awards have been announced. In today’s article, we speak with the winner of the Fostering Strong School-Community Partnerships Award, Rubina Shaheen Nawabi from Noble Park English Language School in Victoria.

Cross-curricular resources: Student mental health and wellbeing
Cross-curricular resources: Student mental health and wellbeing

Teachers can now help students better understand what influences their own and others’ mental health and wellbeing with the help of a new resource. ACARA has teamed up with Beyond Blue and Headspace to develop the Curriculum Connection online content.

Expert Q&A: Supporting your students through exam stress
Expert Q&A: Supporting your students through exam stress

End of year exams and assessments, particularly for senior school students, can be a time of heightened stress for many. Linda Williams – Senior Psychologist and Clinical Lead at youth mental health service ReachOut – shares new survey findings on students’ exam stress, and how teachers can continue to help them through this difficult period.

Teacher Awards 2023: Cultivating an Inclusive and Positive Culture
Teacher Awards 2023: Cultivating an Inclusive and Positive Culture

The winners of the 2023 Teacher Awards were announced earlier this month. In this article, we speak with the winner of the Cultivating an Inclusive and Positive Culture Award, Dr Todd Zadow from St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar, about how he ensures his classroom is a safe, respectful, and inclusive learning environment for all students.

Research news: Factors contributing to secondary students’ sleep
Research news: Factors contributing to secondary students’ sleep

Many teenage students are not getting enough sleep each night. New research from the University of South Australia has analysed the sleep habits of boarding and day students to see how they differ, and which group gets higher quality sleep. Find out more in this article.

Teacher Awards 2023: Improving health and wellbeing at GOAL College
Teacher Awards 2023: Improving health and wellbeing at GOAL College

The winners of the inaugural Teacher Awards were announced this month, and over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing their stories. In this article, we speak with Kate O’Donnell from GOAL College, winner of the Improving Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Bank First.

Infographic: Young people experiencing homelessness
Infographic: Young people experiencing homelessness

Many students face personal challenges and hardship outside the school grounds, and this can have a negative impact on their health and education. Data published in 2023 explores 2021 Census data to give insight into the estimated number of people experiencing homelessness. Here, we share some of the data relating to those under the age of 18.