Secondary Catalogue

Teacher Professional Development


Social Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

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...Show More

Panic Disorders: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

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...Show More

Specific Phobias: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

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...Show More

Selective Mutism: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

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...Show More

Generalised Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

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...Show More

Separation Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

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...Show More

What Is Anxiety?

Understanding Anxiety

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...Show More

Exam Stress

Understanding Anxiety

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...Show More

Transition Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

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...Show More
Naa Muru Gurung: 'To See A Path for Children'

Naa Muru Gurung: 'To See A Path for Children'

This inspiring film celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education. It traces the journey from when discrimination, prejudice and outright racism...Show More
Classroom Management: Our Wonderful Twos

Classroom Management: Our Wonderful Twos

Visual, immediate and involving - everything positive reinforcement and effective classroom management should be! Miss Reegi provides a system that is simple, that manages as well as rewards, and (best of all) promotes 'buy-in'. Inclusive and...Show More
Clarifying Copyright

Clarifying Copyright

With digital disruption changing the way we all access and disseminate information, recent changes to the legal framework for copyright with more to come, and the importance of academic integrity in the spotlight, teachers need to be tech-savvy...Show More
Students with Autism

Students with Autism

The autism spectrum covers a complex range of conditions. Understanding the characteristics of autistic behaviour and its neurological causes is essential for effective interaction and communication with people with autism. This programme takes...Show More
Understanding Youth Suicide: A Guide for Teachers

Understanding Youth Suicide: A Guide for Teachers

Suicide has been a taboo subject but attitudes are changing. There is a push to raise public awareness, openly discuss and seek different approaches to this complex, highly emotive issue to help prevent suicide. Unfortunately teachers, students...Show More
Supporting People with Disabilities

Supporting People with Disabilities

Working with people with disabilities is challenging and highly rewarding. This interview led programme discusses: the complex issues facing people with disability; effective communication; supporting rights, interests and needs; supporting a...Show More
Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives

Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives

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...Show More
Teaching ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom

Teaching ESL Students in the Mainstream Classroom

It is vital for teachers to consider the language used in their subject area from an ESL learner's point of view. This informative programme helps teachers accommodate ESL learners with real-life classroom examples and practical strategies. We...Show More
Profiles in Achievement: Amazing People with Learning Differences

Profiles in Achievement: Amazing People with Learning Differences

Many highly successful people are challenged by learning differences. This programme is a collection of stories meant to inspire and encourage all learners. Some of the people profiled are famous. Others are young achievers who have already...Show More
Learning with Interactive Whiteboards

Learning with Interactive Whiteboards

Today interactive whiteboards are being used in a variety of settings; classrooms at all levels of education, corporate board rooms, work groups, and training rooms. But what are their features and benefits? This programme provides a solid...Show More
The Healthy Teacher

The Healthy Teacher

This professional development programme will inform teachers about the importance of finding balance between teaching and lifestyle. The programme will explore the areas that affect teacher’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing in reducing...Show More
The Beginning Teacher: Everyday Realities

The Beginning Teacher: Everyday Realities

No matter how hard you have studied and trained, the reality of teaching your first class – 'flying solo' – is challenging, rewarding and intimidating in equal parts. This programme is an honest and informative introduction to what you can...Show More
Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

This programme provides teachers with a basic understanding of what Emotional Intelligence is and how it can be utilised in the classroom to generate a positive learning environment. There is ample evidence now to suggest that emotional...Show More
Counselling: A Guide for Teachers

Counselling: A Guide for Teachers

This programme is designed to assist teachers in understanding the process of counselling in secondary schools. It begins with a definition of counselling and then goes on to explain the counselling process followed by a basic description of the...Show More
Hot Tips for Classroom Management

Hot Tips for Classroom Management

One of the biggest challenges facing teachers today is classroom management and dealing with difficult students. This programme provides help.It offers some effective, preventative strategies, as well as ways to deal with difficult behaviour when...Show More
OH&S in Schools

OH&S in Schools

OH&S is a critical topic that should be a part of every school's overall safety philosophy. This programme looks at the issues of OH&S specifically in the school environment, including classrooms, staff rooms, science labs and art rooms....Show More