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Bullying and cyberbullying: what works?

The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on March 16 is both a good and bad thing, good in the sense that we continue to look at the issue, bad in that we still have to.
   Professor Marilyn Campbell who is an expert in the area says that the issue of bullying is complex and therefore resists any quick fixes.
   Professor Campbell works at the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education at the Queensland University of Technoloy (QUT). She is a leading authority on bullying and cyberbullying, and a member of the Australian Universites Anti-bullying Research Alliance (AUARA). Read More


16 Mar 2018 | National
ClassCoach’s short cycle to better teaching News Image

Everything you read will tell you that short cycle data, the assessment of students’ progress in close to real time, is the best way to improve results; you get to see where each student is after every lesson and adjust teaching on the fly. Read More

16 Mar 2018 | Global
Being an awesome digital citizen News Image

We’re all digital citizens now, but are you a good one? Also, how is that done actually? Given that a lot of bullying takes place online it’s very worthwhile to get a good idea of how kids can address tech leveraged nastiness. Read More

15 Mar 2018
Gap Year in the ADF News Image

The year after high school is often a bit of a lost one but the ADF is offering school leavers the opportunity to have a taste of military life and do some travel in Australia. Read More

15 Mar 2018 | Australia
How can parents and teachers spot the signs of bullying? News Image

Not dobbing is a tenet of the schoolyard code so with a quarter of Australian kids reporting they’ve been bullied repeatedly and half saying they’ve experienced bullying at least once, parents and teachers need to be able to identify the signs. Read More

14 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
2018 TeachTechPlay Conference nearly here News Image

Teachers from all across Australia, Philippines and New Zealand will gather again at the 2018 #TTPlay Conference to enjoy a great cohort of speakers and the informative, fun sessions that the conference has come to be known for. Read More

14 Mar 2018 | South Australia
Two indigenous scholarships from Bridging the Gap Foundation and International College of Hotel Management News Image

Bridging the Gap Foundation (the Foundation) has announced a new partnership with the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) to provide two scholarships for Indigenous students to attend the college and study hospitality. Read More

14 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers and parents News Image

While it can be challenge getting kids to perform at school, for some the challenge is getting them there in the first place. School refusal affects up to 5% of children and is a complex and stressful issue for the child, their family and school. Read More

13 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
School autonomy double edged sword News Image

Giving schools more autonomy was supposed to promote a nimbler, more accountable system both academically and financially, and it has, but not without deficits in fairness, politically, culturally and economically. Read More

13 Mar 2018 | Adelaide
Conference looks at big data, AI, the Internet of Things and the future of learning News Image

The 2018 Digital Learning Summit next week, hosted by the University of South Australia will explore the impact of  digital technology on where, when and how we learn. Read More

12 Mar 2018 | Sydney
22 international teams, 51 Aussies in robot battle News Image

High school teams from across the Asia Pacific will arrive at Quaycentre Sydney to battle it out at the FIRST Robotics Competition Australian Regionals on Friday. This is the 27th season of the competition. Read More

9 Mar 2018
Data literacy needs more work News Image

We know this much: interpreting and applying data is a big part of improving the way schools function and monitoring how students are performing. It’s just that a lot of educators don’t know all that much about how it is done. Read More

8 Mar 2018 | National
Specialist programs and data make a difference as standards go nowhere News Image

It’s 10 years in and NAPLAN has revealed one thing: there have been no significant gains in either reading or numeracy. The biggest improvements have been achieved with teaching approaches, intensive teaching programs and data. Read More