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Principal: school doesn’t work for most kids

School exam girl

“Secondary school, at least, only really works for about a third of students,” according to Templestowe College principal Peter Hutton. Speaking in Melbourne last week, he also asked how “we made learning, something that in younger years was so innately pleasurable, get so bad”.

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Body image: taming the beast with media literacy

Positive body image friendship

In 2008, a Victorian government document titled Because Mental Health Matters Consultation Paper argued for ‘further development of positive body image programs, in conjunction with healthy eating programs’ as a priority activity within the ‘early childhood and school’ setting.

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Organisation the key for collaborative, calm teaching

Teacher writing in his planner

Teachers manage a dizzying list of tasks, obligations and interruptions, with up to thirty-five students chattering, emoting, and needing things. Organisation is at the heart of what separates the self-assured smooth operator from the mere mortality of a fraught teacher.

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Schools, sign up for eSafety Challenge program

cyber bullying

The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner, has released ClassAct 50 Challenge, designed to help children take control of their online safety, prompt thinking around respectful relationships and to know where to go to find support if things go wrong.

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Yoga in schools for calm and concentration

Photo Courtesy of Yoga Palette

Yoga has found its way into mainstream schooling and with good reason. Stacey Nelson of Yoga Palette has been teaching yoga at a private girls school in Brisbane for the past 10 years. She said “the teachers love it, the students love it, and I loves it!” Here are her words from out there in the field.

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Finland strikes again, this time at bullying

teacher comforts bullied child

The Finnish education system is coveted by teachers, parents and informed students all over the world. After introducing reforms more than 40 years ago, Finland’s education system has been characterised by a teaching profession that is harder to enter than medicine.

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