School Management

Words matter
Words matter
Tiny acts of stunning grace It’s amazing that I, of all people, ended up teaching about happiness, positive workplace culture, and how to have great relationships with everyone you know. Amazing indeed, when you discover just how bad I used to be at all of those things. I was a reluctant bride, so reluctant that when my husband Phil first proposed my instant answer was: ‘Oh f**k off! Don’t be ridiculous.’ Yes, I know. Not overly caring was I? In my defence, I wasn’t the only one who thought it was ridiculous. When we did marry, just six weeks after my dramatic refusal, it was amid cries of dismay from almost everyone who knew us. His parents didn’t want the likes of me in their house and even my parents though Phil was too good for me.
Toni Powell
Three
Three
The Power of Three: Effective partnerships between parents, teachers & students Biomimetics, is defined as the copy-catting of ingenious ideas in the natural world.
Evelyn Kiddie, English teacher Clarkson Community High School
Maintain
Maintain
The Second Janus Moment: Maintaining the collaborative breakthrough Janus is considered the god of doorways, transitions, time, beginnings, and endings. He is represented, quite fittingly, as a man with two faces directed away from each other.
Adam Inder, Deputy Principal, Clarkson Community High
Potential
Potential
How teachers' self-fulfilling prophecies, known as The Pygmalion Effect, influence students' success Teachers’ beliefs in the form of self-fulfilling prophecies, which have been labelled The Pygmalion Effect, can also be a game changer in selected students’ educational options.
Ray Boyd, Dr Neil MacNeill
A corporation?
A corporation?
Corporate strategies work in school management Principals might be well served by taking a leaf out of the corporate management book and adopting some of the strategies that CEOs of large corporations rely on.
Behave
Behave
Student behaviour and teacher job satisfaction The three main behaviours reported as contributing to teacher stress and burnout are lack of student motivation, negative attitudes towards work and disruptive behaviour.
Rachael Greensill, University of the Sunshine Coast
Trickle down wellbeing
Trickle down wellbeing
Looking out for educator wellbeing The important link between well-supported staff, student engagement and results.
Be kind
Be kind
Teacher-student relationships core to student attitudes to school Kind, helpful and funny teachers encourage a lasting positive attitude in children towards school.
Manage stress
Manage stress
How teachers can prevent post-pandemic burnout During a stressful time there are strategies to avoid burnout.
Peta Sigley, Co-Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer at Springfox
Hindsight
Hindsight
The Post Pandemic Professional Learning Community How the crisis may reshape how teachers work together.
Thomas Jones Head of English Learning Area and Level 3 Classroom Teacher at Joseph Banks Secondary College in Banksia Grove, Perth
Happier teachers
Happier teachers
How to build self-efficacy for teacher job satisfaction Self efficacy makes for happier teachers who will want to stay in their jobs.
Rachael Greensill, University of the Sunshine Coast
Change is constant
Change is constant
Shifting Sands - what can we learn from the educational response to COVID-19 One of the salient aspects of life is its ability to evolve, COVID-19 has elicited such a change.
Steve Laing, Maths, Science and Career Skills, Clarkson Community High School
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