Teacher welfare

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Teacher wellbeing: Practicing mindfulness
Teacher wellbeing: Practicing mindfulness

Today’s article focuses on one technique for improving teacher wellbeing – practicing mindfulness. We speak to mindfulness expert, Dr Craig Hassed, who says teachers who are mindful tend to be more organised, more attentive to their students and better communicators.

The Research Files Episode 50: Principal work hours and wellbeing
The Research Files Episode 50: Principal work hours and wellbeing

Associate Professor Philip Riley discusses the latest results from the Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, and the impact that long work hours are having on principals’ wellbeing, their family life and their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The mental health of teachers
The mental health of teachers

The reality is, teaching can be really tough, and teachers, more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their students, can often put their own wellbeing last,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Forming close relationships with disruptive students
Forming close relationships with disruptive students

In today’s reader submission, Dr Kevin F. McGrath and Dr Penny Van Bergen discuss their new research which seeks to better understand how teachers build close relationships with disruptive students.

Teachers and discrimination at work
Teachers and discrimination at work

Western Sydney University researcher Dr Jacqueline Ullman discusses her study of teachers and school leadership staff who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual, or other diverse sexuality and gender identities, and their experiences of homophobic and transphobic discrimination in their schools.

Teacher resources: Cancer in the school community
Teacher resources: Cancer in the school community

The Cancer Council has launched a newly revised edition of its Cancer in the School Community resource aimed at teachers, principals and school counsellors. In today’s article we speak to a school-based psychologist about how she’s been using the resource to navigate cancer diagnoses in her school and provide support.

School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams
School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams

Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.

School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader
School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader

Dr Danny Steele, Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in Alabama joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.

Behaviour Management Episode 4: Behaviour approaches for children with disabilities
Behaviour Management Episode 4: Behaviour approaches for children with disabilities

Dr David Armstrong from Flinders University is our guest in today’s Behaviour Management podcast. We explore how certain behaviour management models are simply ineffective, particularly for students with learning or mental health difficulties, and discuss his research in this area.

Infographic: Educators share advice on wellbeing

The 2017 Teacher reader survey included the question: 'Looking back on your experience as an educator, if you could share one piece of advice with your peers, what would it be?' Here are some responses on the topic of wellbeing.