EDITOR’S PICKS

  • We live in incredibly challenging times, and schools are at the epicentre of issues affecting our communities today, write Amanda Heffernan and Fiona Longmuir The global pandemic has changed the way we think about schools, communities, and society as a whole – and will continue...

  • Part of a child’s development is the process of beginning to understand, and grapple with, the complex concept of gender, reports Dr Tania King We all know that children are like little detectives. They are constantly seeking to classify and categorise the world around them...

  • In the series, Better Teachers, Claire Brown, explores how to improve teacher education in Australia. She looks at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how to raise the status of the profession and measure and improve teacher quality. “I’m just so...

  • As schools resume for most Australian students, a new group of parents have emerged, write Rebecca English and Karleen Gribble. These parents have decided to give home education a longer-term try, finding their children have improved academically and benefited from the calmer home learning environment....

  • Rod Howard decides to delete all expletives and become a sworn-again dad. While it shames me to say it, just occasionally in my brief apprenticeship as a father the stresses and strains of parenthood have resulted in the involuntary utterance of words, which in sober...

  • Girls consistently outperform boys on reading tests – and have done so for several decades around the world, write Louis Volante and Francesca Borgonovi Lack of motivation, a weak vocabulary, poor reading engagement and lack of role models have all been considered possible reasons for...

Celebrating Mothers

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

  • The village is most welcome to help raise her child, writes Maxine Clarke, but through practical gestures, rather than unconstructive heckling. For a few short months, I was completely content with the new-found public interest in my condition. Even a few pats on the tummy...

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