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Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess
Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess August 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. Now researchers from the University of Missouri have found ... Read More »

Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families
Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families August 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

At-risk young people and their families benefit from a ground-breaking initiative across education, health and community service providers, according to recent Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. The evaluation of the innovative Family Referral Service (FRS) in Schools initiative in the ... Read More »

Program for Defence Force kids
Program for Defence Force kids July 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military. JCU’s Gail Macdonald interviewed teachers, parents and Defence School Transition Aides (DSTA) who are employed to help ... Read More »

For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears
For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears July 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Imagine receiving homework where the task is to “find a high-energy, pleasant song to share next week” and the goal of the subject is to achieve happiness. University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Genevieve Dingle has been road-testing an intervention for adolescents exactly like ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active July 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Planning walking to school
Planning walking to school July 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Only one in seven Queensland children walk or cycle to school, and those who don’t are missing out on potential health benefits, including a significant boost to mental wellbeing – new research shows. A Griffith University initiative is aiming to ... Read More »

Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms
Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms July 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A QUT researcher says targeted investment in technology in schools could help drive improvements to student performance, particularly for children on the autism spectrum. QUT computer scientist and AutismCRC PhD Scholarship recipient Anne Ozdowska has begun state-wide surveys of primary ... Read More »

NAPLAN? No worries
NAPLAN? No worries July 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Despite widespread community concern about the pressure that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing places on students, new research from ECU has found that the standardised testing regime has only a minimal impact on levels of ... Read More »

Re-thinking discipline in Australian schools
Re-thinking discipline in Australian schools June 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian schools need to think very differently about the way they manage student discipline in the classroom, with traditional, punitive practices proving ineffective in the long run and often escalating problems with student disengagement and alienation. That’s the view of ... Read More »

School principals directly impact student test scores
School principals directly impact student test scores June 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness. Using unique Victorian public school data from ... Read More »







 
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