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Top concerns for young people in 2020
Top concerns for young people in 2020

The annual Youth Survey Report from Mission Australia shows young people in Australia are becoming increasingly concerned about equity and discrimination, and remain affected by stress levels and mental health. Here, we look at the survey findings which detail the experiences of over 25 000 young people in 2020.

A whole-school approach to moderating student writing
A whole-school approach to moderating student writing

Working with colleagues to assess and moderate student work enables teachers to make consistent judgements of achievement and progress. In our latest reader submission, Learning Specialist Jeanette Breen shares how Templestowe Heights Primary School has improved its writing moderation process and five tips for a more successful experience.

Classroom strategies for building resilience
Classroom strategies for building resilience

‘Through careful reflection, design and planning of daily learning activities, teachers can identify opportunities for teaching resilience in their classroom.’ Dr Sarah Tillott and Dr Michelle Neumann discuss learning activities that foster resilience in the classroom.

Implementing evidence-based strategies to improve student wellbeing
Implementing evidence-based strategies to improve student wellbeing

Dr Pauline Ho and Dr Katherine Dix share the findings of a systematic review investigating the impact of wellbeing-related interventions on student academic and wellbeing outcomes, including four ingredients for effective implementation and three recommended actions for schools.

The long shadows of the education crisis
The long shadows of the education crisis

‘While this crisis has exposed the many inadequacies and inequities in our education systems, this moment also holds the possibility that we won’t return to the status quo when things return to “normal”,’ Andreas Schleicher writes in his latest Teacher column.

Why numeracy and mathematics both count
Why numeracy and mathematics both count

‘Evidence shows that both young people and adults need to have both sets of skills and knowledge – numeracy and mathematics are different, but mutually beneficial and critical. Hence the critical need to connect the two, and not ignore either.’

Preparing all students for bushfire season
Preparing all students for bushfire season

Media coverage of the Californian wildfires has evoked reminders of Australia’s past bushfires and prompted discussion about the coming season. In today’s article Patrice O’Brien, Chief Community Officer at Beyond Blue, discusses why talking about bushfires with your students, no matter where your school is located, can help ease anxiety.

Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness
Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness

The yourstoryourjourney website has been created to help teachers and school leaders form relationships and partnerships with communities and parents to achieve better educational outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Unexpected findings – what students told us about remote learning during COVID-19
Unexpected findings – what students told us about remote learning during COVID-19

‘While it will take us some time before we understand the full effect of temporary school closures on student learning long term, we’ve (in the meantime) learnt some important things to inform our teaching practices going forward.’

Professional development that improves student outcomes
Professional development that improves student outcomes

Researchers from the University of Newcastle’s Teachers and Teaching Research Centre, Laureate Professor Jenny Gore, Associate Professor Jess Harris and Dr Drew Miller discuss their latest research that explores the impact of Quality Teaching Rounds on student outcomes.

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