School Management

Manipulation
Manipulation
Controlling behaviours: Gaslighting strategies that are developed at a school age In schools, students are socialised into a broader community than they experience in their homes, and at this time they learn important inter-personal skills and values. When their relationships become challenging or go awry, the gaslighting behaviours of control and manipulation are often exhibited, but they are seen as bullying by busy school staff.
Dr Melinda Harris & Dr Neil MacNeill (Principals)
Career
Career
Research and communication to support principals under pressure The Coalition of Australian Principals (CAP) will be a unified voice for principals and seek to make the experience of the job more bearable, providing support through community and research.
Fear
Fear
Fear: Giving voice to the silent victims of violence in schools This article is focussed on the unfortunate childhood witnesses of violence who are not physically injured, but nonetheless experience fear for their own safety.
Dr Neil MacNeill and Ray Boyd, principals
Teaching
Teaching
Is preventing teacher burnout the answer to addressing better outcomes for students? The ‘COVID hangover’ remains for the teaching profession.
Rochelle Borton
Peers
Peers
Peer support works, with support Peer support is effective, but needs structure and monitoring, otherwise the program risk becoming ineffective or having a negative effect
Precursor
Precursor
The Broken Windows Theory and School Leadership The Broken Windows Theory posits that the deliberate breaking of windows in a community results in societal changes (disorder, fear, withdrawal), which then allows more serious crimes to creep in.
Ray Boyd and Dr Neil MacNeill, principals
Curriculum
Curriculum
Making a nationally relevant curriculum for 2021 and beyond Further review of the education sector should address these key issues.
Greg O'Connor, Education and Technology Lead at Texthelp AsiaPacific
Archive
Archive
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Trauma Informed Schools In the United States and Britain a new wave of awareness of childhood trauma is sweeping through schools in the shape of the Trauma Informed Schools movement, and we can expect that Australia will follow this trend.
Dr Neil MacNeill, Principal, Chairperson Veterans' Children's Education Board (WA)
Review
Review
Book Review: Leading School Renewal by Steffan Silcox and Neil MacNeill ET star contributors, Dr Steffan Silcox and Dr Neil MacNeill have had their book 'Leading School Renewal' published by Routledge in the UK.
Ray Boyd, Principal
Theory in practice
Theory in practice
Focus areas to develop effective schools The seven areas schools can identify and work on to create happier, collaborative and effective environments that foster student and staff satisfaction.
John Young, Principal
Positive
Positive
Creating positive conversations Feel good hormones released during positive conversations elevate our ability to communicate better, collaborate more enthusiastically, and trust easier.
Michelle Falzon, Founder, Positive Wellbeing Education
Teach safe
Teach safe
TeachSafe offers OHS administration service for schools More than 1200 primary school students are being treated at hospitals each year, Teachsafe helps with OHS compliance.
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