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Time outs can lead to tuning out, researcher says

Naughty corners and time outs and are common disciplinary actions in the classroom but an education expert has warned that these techniques could make student disengagement worse. University of South Australia researcher Dr Anna Sullivan said research has shown that ...

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How to manage stress

Mounting evidence tells us that mental health problems are on the rise in the teaching profession. As the job role of teaching continues to expand, along with budget cuts, and an increasing workload it’s no wonder why teachers are feeling ...

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A new perspective on professional development

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke with Jenny Lewis, an expert in professional development for educators. Lewis, chief executive of Solution Tree, discussed the need for new professional learning agendas that will allow teachers to address the ...

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Build positive parent-teacher relationships

Teacher-parent communication fosters better collaboration between school and home contributing positively to a child’s academic success, an expert explains. Dr Denise Chapman, a lecturer at Monash University, specialising in early childhood education, literacy, and digital technologies spoke to education editor ...

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Parent relations with schools under the microscope

A researcher is seeking feedback from parents of school-aged children across the country as part of a project aimed at understanding and improving relationships between families and schools. Charles Sturt University student Kathryn Dalton is investigating how parents and guardians ...

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