This year schools all over Australia have used the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge as an opportunity to tell stories that reflect students’ views and educate about issues ranging from local news stories to global events through dance and drama. Read More
A new study concentrates on children’s experience of poverty and making for a better picture of what it feels like to be poor and a fresh perspective.
There is a lot of talk about using evidence to improve teaching and
Monash University’s Q Project will look into who is doing it best.
One in seven Australians aged 4–17 experience mental health disorders and one strategy that looks to be helpful is combining therapy with adventure in the great outdoors. Read More
Out of all the information that is generated by NAPLAN one thing is becoming increasingly clear; results match socio-economic status.
St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast has firmed up its new Athena Program which lets students with exceptional extra-curricular lives keep up with their schoolwork. Read More
Private schools look to be getting the lion’s share of funding according to a report from the ABC; more than 4,400 public schools — over 70% of the sector — received less public funding than at least one similar private school in 2016. Read More
Teaching is essential but keeping teachers is hard and a new parliamentary inquiry into the profession will seek to find out how those in the profession can be made happy and fulfilled. Read More
When students are very bad they face suspension or expulsion but being excluded from school means there is no opportunity for them to improve themselves and perhaps worsens their situation. Read More
Revised for the first time in eight years The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) concussion recommendations reverses much of what was previously thought. Read More
It begins well but students' engagement with maths tends to drop off in the middle years, especially among girls. The way to deal with the slackening of interest is to instil a level of control and introduce growth mindsets. Read More
There's only a few days left to vote for your favourite music teacher to win the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award.