Student welfare

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Legal matters: Intervention orders
Legal matters: Intervention orders

Staff at one Victorian school told Teacher they would like to know more about intervention orders, so we asked two lawyers from the state give a brief overview.

So you want to be creative?
So you want to be creative?

A creative person will possess skills such as critical thinking and divergent thinking, will be able to imagine at higher levels than those around them. Veronica Harris explains how you can plan for and assess creativity in your classroom.

Beyond the gates
Beyond the gates

A successful program supporting remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory has proved that tapping into resources and support outside the school gates can improve student outcomes.

Walk your school's hallways: Secrets to a healthy school culture
Walk your school's hallways: Secrets to a healthy school culture

Do you really know if you have a healthy school culture or a toxic one? A good way to find out is to walk down your school’s hallways, says Donna Laubli.

Can happiness be taught?
Can happiness be taught?

School leader Trevor Lee discusses the benefits of a student wellbeing curriculum.

Straighten up

Ergonomic awareness and well-designed furniture and school bags can prevent pain, injury and poor posture for students. Rebecca Leech explains.

Risk averse
Risk averse

In our highly risk averse society it’s surely time, says Simon Gipson, to expose children to challenge, and give them a degree of autonomy, responsibility and trust.

Playgrounds, play, sport and injury - what does the law say?
Playgrounds, play, sport and injury - what does the law say?

Every sport or physical activity carries with it a foreseeable risk of injury, so what should schools do to address that risk. Steve Holden reports.

Self esteem: Caution – do not over-inflate
Self esteem: Caution – do not over-inflate

If we over-inflate our students’ self-esteem, we run the risk that the air will quickly come out of the balloon when they hit the wide world, says Stephen Dinham.

Play it safe
Play it safe

No school playground can ever be 100 per cent safe, but there’s plenty your school can do to make your playground as safe as possible. Steve Holden reports.