Wellbeing

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Preventing teacher stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing
Preventing teacher stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing

It is widely acknowledged that teaching is a stressful job, and the global events of this year have added an enormous amount of extra pressure on those working in education. In today’s article, we take a look at the research into the prevalence of stress and burnout for teachers and school leaders, and explore some of the protective factors.

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.

Screen time and students' mental health
Screen time and students' mental health

‘Educators and parents are questioning the effect that technology can have on students' mental health and wellbeing, now more than ever,’ Julia Gillard writes in her new Teacher column.

Staff wellbeing: Teacher targeted bullying and harassment
Staff wellbeing: Teacher targeted bullying and harassment

New research from La Trobe University sheds light on teacher perspectives of being bullied and harassed by students and parents at schools in Australia. We take a look at the impact this is having on the wellbeing of educators across the country.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership
Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership

Welcome to the first episode of a new series. Teacher Staffroom is a chance for you to take some time out, on your own or with colleagues, to reflect on some of the content we’ve covered here at Teacher recently.

Principal health, safety and wellbeing
Principal health, safety and wellbeing

The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey, released today, found one in three school principals was physically attacked and that almost half were threatened with violence in 2018.

The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning
The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning

Dr Joann Fildes, Head of Research and Evaluation at Mission Australia, joins Teacher to talk about the results of the 2018 Youth Survey and how schools can use the survey data to inform student wellbeing planning.

Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead
Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead

A three-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruben is enriching the experience of school for many students at Quakers Hill High School. In today’s article, Ruben’s owner, Special Education Teacher Margie Beange, shares their story.

The Research Files Episode 45: Suicide prevention strategies in schools
The Research Files Episode 45: Suicide prevention strategies in schools

Chief Scientist at Black Dog Institute Professor Helen Christensen joins Teacher to discuss the newest phase of research at the Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention. The research targets schools and is aiming to work towards preventing suicide through the use of digital technology.

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.