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The importance a child’s middle years

Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative. But according to Dr Lisa Mundy, we need to better understand those changes. I’ve always been...Read more
|Comment|author: Cheryl Critchley

What does a great teacher look like?

Teachers with a strong belief in their own ability to ‘get the job done’ have the biggest impact on a student’s learning.  It’s well-known that teachers have the biggest influence on student learning over any other...Read more
|Comment|author: Ruth Aston, Professor Janet Clinton, Georgia Dawson and Myra Koelle

Why is school connectedness so important?

If students feel disconnected from school, their learning and even their health can suffer – new research shows how teachers can help.  Most of us have memories of our days at school; usually some good and...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Terry Bowles, Associate Professor Janet Scull and Daniela Russo
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Mobile phones now banned in French schools

The start of the new school year in France has brought with it a ban on mobile phones during school hours. It affects children in primary school and those aged 11-15.   This new ruling leaves children...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?

Respectful and valued relationships with teachers and the wider community are key to helping more students feel greater connection to their school, leading to far-reaching positive effects. The sense of belonging Australian students feel at school has...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Kelly-Ann Allen, Dr Peggy Kern, Professor Lea Waters, and Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick