Teacher Professional Development
Social anxiety affects young and old alike and can be characterised by avoidance of, and distress in, varying social situations. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying social anxiety within the schoolyard or classroom, and working with the student to build a collection of strategies they can implement when their anxious feelings begin to take hold. Show Less
Panic disorder can evoke frightening physical and emotional reactions that can be confused with those of a heart attack and, as such, medical assistance should always be called in when a student begins to exhibit its symptoms. Once a panic disorder has been identified, this programme provides teachers with practical and quick-to-implement strategies to deescalate the student when their form of acute anxiety hits. Show Less
Phobias can come in many forms, but the emotions and physical reactions that they elicit in young sufferers tend to look alike. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying children with a phobia, understanding its possible causes, and formulating a plan with the student to manage the emotions and behaviours it can bring. Show Less
Important to distinguish from disengagement or deliberate non-participation in discussion, selective mutism is characterised by an inability to speak or communicate within certain social situations, often in an educational setting. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying this specific type of anxiety and finding strategies to help the anxious child relax into the classroom environment. Show Less
Generalised anxiety disorder is characterised by excessive worry over a sustained period and may affect a student in many physical, psychological and behavioural ways. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying generalised anxiety disorder, understanding its possible causes, and formulating a plan with the student to manage the emotions and behaviours it can bring. Show Less
Separation anxiety can cause an overwhelming response in children when they are separated from a loved one, or even simply at the thought of separation. Essential viewing for educators, who may often witness symptoms of this anxiety at the school gates, this programme will help viewers to identify genuine and extreme cases of separation anxiety and work with their students to calm their heightened emotions when it strikes. Show Less
How and when we experience anxiety is as individual as we are. The ways that we cope with and manage it are different too. This programme provides students with an introduction to anxiety, what it might look and feel like, and some of the useful methods to calm it when it strikes. Combining animation and the metaphor of various circus acts, students will come away with a clearer understanding of this complex emotional state. Show Less
Nerves before a big test can be productive. But when nervous energy grows into an overwhelming anxiety, exam performance can suffer, just as the negative feelings and self-talk have convinced you it will. Important viewing for students ahead of an exam, performance or competition, this programme presents some useful ways to overcome the often-debilitating feelings of pressure, dread and stress so that they can focus on doing their best when the big day arrives. Show Less
Starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes a young person can face and, understandably, it can bring with it many anxious thoughts and feelings. Looking specifically at practical strategies to manage their emotions and behaviours in this period of transition, this programme is an invaluable tool for students making the leap from Primary to Secondary school, or switching to a new school at any time during their schooling years. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This PowerPoint presentation is designed to inform students about social media practices and to encourage positive outcomes when social networking online. Teach students to practice and appreciate the benefits of positive social networking online. Promote responsible and considerate interactions on social networking sites. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This 11 slide PowerPoint presentation includes the practices, values and outcomes of collaborative work. An important resource to encourage successful group work within your classroom. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This digital signage presentation of 21st century learning values can be used to encourage a mindful approach to digital citizenship.
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This digital signage presentation includes a range of literary genres with matching images to help develop reading literacy. The videos can be used as a back drop for any monitor in a school or library, for example a screen saver for school computers, television screens or interactive white boards. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This digital signage presentation includes collaborative learning values and practices. It encourages a collaborative learning space and positive group work.
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. A series of slides to welcome students and parents to your school or library in twenty different languages. This presentation will help create a dynamic, connected and engaging learning environment by providing educational, attractive and valuable content for the screens in your school. The videos can be used as a back drop for any monitor in a school, for example a screen saver for school computers, television screens or interactive white boards. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This digital signage presentation of six slides presents 42 words surrounding our digital footprint. It is designed to be used to help create awareness about the issues relating to our digital footprint. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This PowerPoint presentation explores the issues surrounding cyber bullying. Important for digital learning, it offers strategies to identify and stop cyber bullying. Create awareness about cyber bullying and be proactive in preventing and ending it. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This powerpoint presentation includes questions to ask when evaluating the Internet. Questions are organised by topics including; objectivity, accuracy, currency, coverage, presentation, technical elements, authority and content. Use this resource to encourage critical thinking in digital citizenship. Show Less
Please find and download the complete presentation in the Resources section. This PowerPoint presentation will assist students understand and create open questions - an essential ingredient for information literacy.
Accidents and injuries occur without warning. When incidents happen in public places, often the welfare of the victim depends on the level of help they receive before qualified paramedics or other professionals can attend to them. For this reason, it makes a lot of sense that as many people as possible have some basic skills in first aid. This programme provides a rundown of the issues involved, and the main types of injuries that occur in the community and how they should be treated. It includes what to do in an emergency; legal and moral aspects of first aid; fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains; neck, head and spinal injuries; hypothermia and hyperthermia; and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) – (both hands-only, and hand and mouth procedures). It provides clear verbal and visual information, portraying some typical scenarios in public places where immediate first aid intervention is required, and demonstrating the correct ways to administer relevant procedures. This programme is an ideal learning resource for those studying first aid at an introductory level. Show Less
The Australian Curriculum requires Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to be embedded across all subject areas. This programme is a professional development resource for teachers seeking successful strategies for enhancing the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in their courses. Through case studies of real school successes, expert interviews, and practical tips, this programme inspires teachers to integrate teaching of Aboriginal histories and cultures in all subjects and year levels. It provides strong examples of successful approaches and strategies both at a classroom level and at a whole school level and demystifies perceived challenges about finding and incorporating Aboriginal perspectives. Show Less
Wikis and blogs are becoming increasingly available on the Internet for anyone to read or create their own. They are also increasingly being used as teaching tools in the classroom. In this programme, we discuss what wikis and blogs are and the differences between them. Students and teachers alike will see how these tools can be used in education, through various examples of use in the classroom. Viewers also meet the CEO and founder of edublogs.com, John Farmer, who demonstrates how easy it is to create your very own wikis and blogs. This is a fascinating look at how incorporating these online tools teaching and learning can enhance and encourage participation in any classroom. Show Less
Four young primary school students are encountering problems in the schoolyard. Peer mediators are assigned to help sort out their issues - without teacher involvement - by listening, understanding and empowering them to agree on a solution. Peer mediation is an effective initiative to enable intervention with minor issues and prevent them from becoming major problems and learning distractions. Older students, equipped with training and a mediator's kit, are trained and empowered to mediate their younger peers and make them feel comfortable to talk about their problems. By listening and understanding, they can guide young students to agree on solutions and manage future problems. Show Less