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A new study into classroom practices, led by Dr Steve Murphy, has found extensive research fails to uncover how teachers can remedy poor student engagement and perform well in maths. His study shows valuable insights into the role of both teachers and parents in shaping a...

When should you start?  Asks Robyn McCormack. How much should you give? Giving kids pocket money can be a really challenging decision for families. It raises questions about when to start it, how much to give and whether it should be tied to chores. As a finance...

As the new school year starts, parents are often busy with new school shoes, covering schoolbooks and hunting out the right lunchboxes and pencil cases to get their children through. by Associate Professor Dani Tomlin, Dr Christine Nearchou, Dr Miya St John, Dr Peter Carew and...

Supporting them to work together could help, report  researchers Andrew Kingsford-Smith,  Hoa Nguyen,  Rebecca J Collie  and Tony Loughland Australia is in the grips of a teacher shortage “crisis” according to Education Minister Jason Clare. Federal education department modelling shows there will be a high school teacher...

Research by Associate Professor Collie into factors supporting teacher wellbeing is not only shaping policies but also offering practical strategies for schools to enhance teacher wellbeing based on evidence. Understanding the challenges teachers face, such as time pressure and disruptive student behavior, is crucial. However, fostering...

Is it OK if my child eats lots of fruit but no vegetables? Yasmine Probst, Olivia Wills and Shoroog Allogmann look at the research. Does it seem like most vegetables you serve your children end up left on the plate or, worse, strewn across the floor?...

At this information session, suitable for parents and carers across Australia, we will introduce you to pleasurable food education and how it can benefit your child and their peers. Sign up for a free information session, where common questions about how to start a Kitchen Garden...

Boosting teacher well-being at the beginning of the term is crucial for ensuring a positive educational environment for students. According to research from UNSW Sydney, investing in teacher wellbeing not only benefits teachers themselves but also has a ripple effect on students and society as a...

As students return to school again, Julie Sonnemann looks at why small group tutoring can help students catch up with reading and maths More than four million students around Australia are back at school. While this will be a year of achievement and learning growth for...

How and what do we learn when we are scared? Asks Associate Professor Deborah Pino Pasternak Many of us remember vividly being yelled at or feeling threatened by a family member, a teacher, or a boss. Terrifying experiences often get imprinted in our memory; remembering frightening events...