Managing student behaviour

The hit and miss of dealing with disruptive behaviour in schools

By Linda Graham

Disruptive student behaviour is a major source of stress for Australian teachers and one of the most common

Mainstream schools have a lot to learn from the way flexi-schools engage students

By Martin Mills

Everyone has an opinion on why young people disengage from school. The topic arouses significant comment from politicians,

Shocking evidence of US-style racial bias in Australian schools

By Linda Graham

Australian research is almost silent on how disciplinary practices in our schools are affected by racial bias.  In

Myth buster: improving school attendance does not improve student outcomes

By James Ladwig and Allan Luke

Does improved student attendance lead to improved student achievement? Join prime ministers, premiers and education ministers from all sides of politics if you believe it does. They regularly tell us about the need to “improve” or “increase” attendance in order to improve achievement. We recently had unprecedented access to state government data on individual school

Educational researchers are right: schools should dump naughty corners and time-out strategies

By Linda Graham

 Popular media erupted this week around the use of naughty corners in Australian classrooms. Two South Australian researchers,

Persistent misbehaviour challenges teachers more than student violence and aggression

By Anna Sullivan

Australian schools are not out of control and violent behaviour in Australian classrooms is not common. Don’t believe the media beat up that has been going on for at least the last two decades. Our research confirms what teachers already know: low-level disruptive and disengaged behaviour is the main problem in our classrooms, not violence