Therapy and academics: teaching autistic students at Giant Steps
One school that has developed an effective way of educating autistic children is Giant Steps. With two campuses, one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne, it has received accolades for its work in developing students to their full capabilities. Read more
Insect expert has remote school abuzz with excitement
St Patrick’s Catholic School is based in the small township of Winton, Central West Queensland, and is attended by a total of 20 students. But neither their small school size nor remote location has prevented them from benefiting from a unique partnership between teacher Jessica Carroll and insect ecologist Dr Andy Howe from the University of the Sunshine Coast more than 1000 kilometres away.
Benefits of performance holistic in nature
Wakakirri Festival Director, Adam Loxley felt it was time to invest in some independent research to uncover what teachers and students really think of the Wakakirri experience. So, in late 2020 Wakakirri engaged TKP, an independent research company, to explore the benefits of participating in Wakakirri. Using qualitative methodology, a series of focus groups with teachers and students were run.
Play your way through autism
Brigitte Maibom, Learning Links CEO says neurodivergent children, such as those on the autism spectrum or others who experience a range of social and emotional difficulties can often be misunderstood due to the different ways they may communicate or interact with others.
Peer support works, with support
A little help from your friends works well; peer support, mentoring and tutoring all have positive effects on a school community, but they in turn need support.
Immersive hub model teacher training gains traction
Industry based pathways to work used to be common and their effectiveness is being rediscovered through St Philip’s Christian College and Alphacrucis College’s reformative ‘Hub model’ for tertiary teacher training.
$10K Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship winner announced
Damien Nicholls of Mylor Primary School, South Australia, is this year’s recipient of the Public Education Foundation’s Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship.