wellbeing

One powerful way to beat the trauma of school transition with joy and fun

By Michael Anderson and Peter O'Connor

On the Monday post lockdown, schools again reverberated with the sounds of all their kids in the playground. In this pandemic much has changed but perhaps none more than schools and the work of teachers. For many parents, teachers and students there will be justifiable anxiety about what students have missed out on. There will

Playground duty really is quality time: how joyful learning happens outside the classroom

By Olivia Karaolis

The Quality Time Action Plan is described by the department of education as an approach intended to reduce and simplify administrative processes for teachers and provide them with more time for “high value tasks”.  It is here that I have a quibble with this document and its definition of playground duty or supervision at lunch

Learning is not a race but politicians think it is. Now wellbeing is in peril.

By George Variyan

Pasi Salhberg is right, we need to prioritise wellbeing during the endless lockdowns many of us are enduring.