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Students and staff use digital thank you notes and reflections to recognize and reinforce healthy behaviors, relationships, and self-esteem. GiveThx provides school le...
LitWorld's Seven Strengths Literacy Education for All
The model uses literacy as tool for self-empowerment guided by LitWorld’s 7 strengths curriculum- Belonging, Curiosity, Kindness, Friendship, Confidence, Courage, and ...
Class Creator helps primary and elementary schools create better classes and save HEAPS of time. By creating more positive learning environments, all stakeholders (stu...
You are… is a comprehensive set of learning material for identifying and developing one’s own strengths as well as those of peers and groups. It is based on the books ...
Teaching life skills and wellbeing in school
This innovation describes five different lessons for teaching life skills. The lesson plans include instructions for exercises as well as tools for teachers to further...
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From Cafeteria to Restaurant
Nutrition has a big effect on learning. In addition to well-being and health, school lunches develop students’ understanding about the food culture surrounding them. S...
Sports is a great way to bring students together. This package includes examples on how sports has been used to promote integration in two culturally diverse schools.
Junior high school students innovate and implement various lifestyle changes in their schools focusing on exercise and nutrition. The model is based on student-partici...
Geelong Grammar School has pioneered a school-wide approach to student and staff wellbeing known as Positive Education. Based on the science of Positive Psychology, Po...
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A unique early intervention solution to adolescent anxiety. The MeeTwo app allows young people to post their problems, share solutions, access educational resources an...
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An organization that trains, inspires and supports state schools to teach spoken communication, dialogue, and public speaking to all students and campaigns for oracy t...
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Hands On Learning
A school-based programme committed to preventing exclusion and early school leaving by creating opportunities for young people to discover their talents and experience...
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A Model for Sex Education
This innovation provides teachers the tools to build sex education that answers students' questions. The model lets the students participate creatively and helps them ...
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Students who help clean and tidy classrooms at the end of the day learn about responsibility and gain an understanding of life skills.
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High School Flow
Hobbies, part-time work and studies all take time in young people’s busy schedules. High School Flow provides exercises that help students improve their focusing and t...
The Child-Oriented Model for Wellbeing
The child-oriented model for wellbeing improves students’ behavior and communication education with support in three stages. Students are given support that focuses on...
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So You Think You Can Muuv?
The dance workshop aims to combat lack of students’ physical activity, which has been on the rise in nearly all welfare states. The purpose of the dance workshops is t...
Icehearts is a program for preventative child support services through team sports. It provides child-oriented, comprehensive and long term support for studying, espec...
Sports, Science & Health Lab
This innovation introduces a space designed for well-being and learning. The space facilitates physical activity and provides different devices to acquire physiologica...
Mindfulness in the Classroom
Creating calm, managing stress, and promoting teachable moments through reflection are just some of the techniques North Allegheny School District teachers and staff m...
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Why We Should Immerse Kids In Nature And Watch Them Grow
Exploring nature used to go hand in hand with being a child but now children spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Immersing kids in nature couldn't be more critical, so we're explo...
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The Innovators Providing Hope For A ‘Lost Generation’ Of Refugee Children
Millions of refugee children face a bleak future without access to education. These innovations are finding simple yet impactful ways to bring learning opportuni...
The Movement Edit: 9 Ways To Get Kids Active In School
Children today are worryingly unfit and experts say sedentary lifestyles have a lot to answer for. The good news is there are so many opportunities to incorporate movement into the school day. ...
All Work And No Play: Why Kids Need To Get Moving At School
Child fitness levels are at a shocking all time low. Physical education class is one way that schools can help to tackle the problem of sedentary behaviour in childhood, but are we bein...
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Smiling Mind Launches Australia’s First Mindfulness Curriculum
Australia's first ever Mindfulness Curriculum was launched last week. Find out why mindfulness is making its way into Australian schools and how you can bring the benefits to your...
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The Future Looks Bright: Five Innovations Bringing Us The Future Of Education Today
Everyone knows education has been stuck in a rut for quite awhile now, but that's not true everywhere. Here are five of our favourite innovation...
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The Rise of Well-Being and Mindfulness in Schools
The recent craze sweeping round the world has a rather lovely sentiment, to increase happiness, health and to make people feel more comfortable. With mental health issues finally being discussed publicly...
Why It's Time To Get Rid Of Attendance Rewards
Attempts to combat poor attendance have included rewards and prizes ranging from a certificate to a Chevrolet! However, for many children full attendance is a luxury they can’t afford. Maybe it's time we reth...
Growing Young Minds: 3 Innovations That Put Nature At The Core Of Learning
Contemporary learning environments aren’t just focused on the latest iPad or how to utilize virtual reality for learning, they’re actually increasingly nature or...
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5 Innovations Taking On Mental Health
Mental health issues are on the rise, but so are the solutions that could help. This World Mental Health Day (October 10th) don't just accept mental health issues as an unfortunate part of life, find out about the global exa...
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Teacher Testimonials: Making Mindfulness A Way Of Life
Mindfulness is a trend sweeping through blogposts, articles and Instagram posts – but could it soon be a part of our schools too? Teachers around the world are starting to incorporate mindfulness...
Kerstyn Comley & Suzi Godson on Addressing Mental Health in School
Kerstyn Comley and Suzi Godson are the co-founders of MeeTwo, an app that provides a safe and simple way for young people to get help for anxiety.
The Innovation Bringing Miles Of Smiles
The Daily Mile is a simple concept with a big impact! Here are just some of the physical, emotional and social benefits this approach can bring...
Positive Pick-Me-Ups: Cleaning The Classroom Can Be A Fun And Important Part Of The School Day (Yes, Really!)
Picture this - the school bell rings and, rather than clambering to be the first out the door, studen...
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Arun Kapur: We Need To Be The Wind Beneath Students' Wings
Arun Kapur is Director of The Royal Academy in Bhutan, a K12 initiative that refocuses the curriculum to address 5 key areas of development. Here he explains why collaboration and holist...
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Connecting Children To The Outside World Benefits Everyone, Here's Why
Our communities can be a rich resource for learning and can help to create a more equal education system, so why aren't we utilising them? We take a look at how communi...
Can Teacher Training Be More Holistic? In Conversation with Vishal Sharma
We chat to SMILES in Education creator, Vishal Sharma, to learn how we could all be making teacher training a more holistic experience that prioritises both teach...