Student welfare

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10 must-reads: Positive Education
10 must-reads: Positive Education

Access 20 per cent off selected titles by visiting one of ACER's Bookshops over the next two months and greeting staff with: 'I'm a Teacher reader!'

Infographic: Student concerns prior to transition
Infographic: Student concerns prior to transition

What do students worry about before transitioning into secondary school? A new study, published in the Australian Journal of Education, provides some interesting insights.

Schools and the fight against piracy
Schools and the fight against piracy

An independent study shows 26 per cent of Australians aged 12 to 17 participate in some form of piracy activity.

Supporting transition
Supporting transition

Schools need programs and structures in place to support the transition from primary to secondary, but research also suggests students' positive expectations could make the experience easier.

Standing tall
Standing tall

The argument for working at standing desks often centres on the related health benefits, but a new study suggests they could increase student engagement.

Legal matters: Schools and data privacy
Legal matters: Schools and data privacy

Schools collect and receive personal and sensitive information on a daily basis. What are the legal requirements for managing and using this data? Teacher asked three legal experts.

Building strong, respectful relationships
Building strong, respectful relationships

A clear, transparent line of communication, clear expectations and mutual respect - one principal shares her school's approach to building strong parent and family relationships.

Pastoral care: A 10-step plan
Pastoral care: A 10-step plan

Regular reviews of policies and practices help to systematically assess pastoral care resources, strengths, needs, threats and opportunities. This action plan will make the process easy.

Suicide prevention in practice
Suicide prevention in practice

Suicide is a significant public health issue due to its serious social, emotional and economic consequences. So, what can schools do? Three experts discuss.

Motivation and successful teaching
Motivation and successful teaching

How are you feeling today? According to researcher Rebecca Collie, the way you feel will impact your work in the classroom.