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Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Keeping student wellbeing on the agenda in 2021 Understanding student wellbeing, and how it links to learning, has now become an imperative.
Rochelle Borton
Effective
Effective
OECD says teachers at the heart of effective schools Less is more when it comes to teaching; less administrative duties mean more time spent working with students.
Low motivation
Low motivation
PISA pie in the sky? Students sitting PISA are failing to try their best which means the data delivered in the worldwide education standards test are compromised.
From a report by Trevor Cobbold of SOS
Nutrition
Nutrition
School-provided meals for better nutrition and learning Some 40 per cent of the energy kids consume at school comes from unhealthy food, bikkies, sweets, processed meats...
Mental health
Mental health
Young to get worst of COVID's psychological third wave The worst of the pandemic's psychological impact will fall upon the more vulnerable members of society, the socially disadvantaged and the young.
Edited from report by Lisette Kaleveld, Catherine Bock and Rebekah Maycock-Sayce
Education isn
Education isn't cheap
The country is not always cheaper for an education A tree change isn’t always going to mean a cheaper education for the kids, especially if you're in rural Queensland or Victoria.
Leaders
Leaders
School leadership professional learning and skill acquisition: dispelling the myths Leaders are made rather than born
Ray Boyd (Principal, COVID Team), Rachael Lehr (doctoral student, Deputy Principal, West Beechboro Primary School), Dr Neil MacNeill (Ellenbrook Primary School)
Ladies that mine
Ladies that mine
Mining a rich vein of female talent There was huge demand for Kalgoorlie girls’ mining camp with more events planned for later in the year.
Clean up Oz
Clean up Oz
Aussie schools needed to clean up Young Australians and school communities accounted for more than 1 in 3 (38.8 per cent) of all Clean Up Australia Day volunteers in 2020.
Tutor help and resources
Tutor help and resources
Teach For Australia launches The Tutor Network Teach For Australia (TFA) has launched The Tutor Network, to provide free resources, training and support for tutors and schools.
Financial literacy
Financial literacy
Financial literacy needs to be compulsory Businesswoman Marlies Hobbs says that education and financial experts should work together to develop a structured and progressive financial literacy education.   
Cyberthreats
Cyberthreats
Cybercriminals are targeting schools, it’s time to lock them out The modern classroom’s foundations consist of IoT devices that enable collaboration and growth. However, it also leaves schools, students and teachers particularly vulnerable to cyberthreats.
Aaron Bugal, Global Solutions Engineer at Sophos
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