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Learning spaces: Biophilic design in schools
Learning spaces: Biophilic design in schools

What is biophilic design? How does it differ from sustainable design? And why should schools be taking a lead from early childhood settings in adopting this approach for projects and programs? Architect and author Sarah Scott discusses biophilic design and its benefits in today’s article.

Mental health has never been more important
Mental health has never been more important

‘These are unprecedented times and teachers have done an incredible job adapting to the many challenges the pandemic has presented.’ In her latest Teacher article, Julia Gillard discusses how Australian schools have been putting a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing, and shares advice and resources to support staff, students and families.

Memories of positive and negative student-teacher relationships
Memories of positive and negative student-teacher relationships

Researchers from Macquarie University and QUT conducted a series of interviews with students to hear their memories of former teachers to determine the quality and consistency of these relationships over time. In today’s article, Associate Professor Penny Van Bergen shares some of the key findings to come from the research.

Infographic: Principal wellbeing – Sources of stress and support

The latest Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey reveals 19 sources of stress for school leaders. In this infographic, we look at the top 10 sources of stress reported by school leaders, and their top 5 sources of support.

Student wellbeing: Understanding different COVID-19 experiences
Student wellbeing: Understanding different COVID-19 experiences

‘In school communities we are indeed “all in this together” however, that does not mean one context fits all.’ In today’s article, Dr Helen Street discusses the importance of acknowledging students’ different experiences, the need for positive relationships, and providing opportunities for autonomy and agency.

Vocal fatigue and online teaching
Vocal fatigue and online teaching

Teachers are more likely to experience vocal fatigue than many other professions. As teachers find themselves delivering lessons online in a new and unfamiliar way, some may find they are experiencing more vocal fatigue than ever before. Voice coach Amy Hume offers her insights into how educators can care for their voices during this time.

Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride
Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride

Fostering a sense of school pride and meeting the individual needs of every student are just two priorities for Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School. In today’s article she shares how she focuses on community partnerships, visible leadership and student engagement to achieve those goals.

Coping with the pressures of teaching
Coping with the pressures of teaching

Teacher Ashley Emmerton and Associate Professor John Malouff share details of an international project aimed at providing teachers with strategies for coping with stress, and tips for one strategy – seeking social support.

Infographic: School safety – global comparisons

The latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked principals about safety at their school, including incidents of bullying and cyberbullying, intimidation or verbal abuse of teachers and staff, and violence among students. Today’s infographic compares results from Australia to six other countries and global averages.

Teacher practice, meaning and wellbeing
Teacher practice, meaning and wellbeing

The results of a Victorian pilot suggest helping teachers to find meaning in their work and take part in meaningful work practices could improve their wellbeing. Now researchers are scaling up their study.