CEO Research Roundup

CEO Research Roundup: 25 March 2019

I am delighted to be sharing this fortnightly news and insight blog, offering short summaries of the latest news and studies, reports, and opinions across the education arena. If there is a topic, report or event you would like QELi to explore, please email your thoughts to

Neil McDonald
Chief Executive Officer, QELi

Research in Education

National Conversation on Leadership Pathways

AITSL’s Leadership Pathways is part of a suite of resources for those interested in stepping into leadership. In this video, respected journalist and TV presenter Jenny Brockie leads the National Conversation and explores how a diverse group of school principals developed the skills they have and explores their pathways to leadership.

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Disadvantaged schools can be top performers

The belief that disadvantage is not destiny is at the centre of the moral purpose for any disadvantaged school. In this opinion piece by Blaise Joseph, published in The Educator, he argues that there are six common themes to schools that are achieving above average results despite being in the lowest quartile of disadvantage. 

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What do children need to feel safe?

In light of the recent events in Christchurch and many other confronting events children are often aware of happening in the world, it’s natural to ask what children need to feel safe. This article published in The Conversation, outlines what adults can do. 

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A lesson in thanks and vulnerability

We know that practising gratitude has a positive impact on well-being and resilience. One high school teacher in the US took up the challenge to teach his students this vital skill and shares his experiences in a podcast from Greater Good Magazine.

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Classroom layout – what does the research say?

When was the last time you looked at your classroom layout from a student perspective? Can you justify your choice of classroom seating arrangement on the basis of educational goals? These are some of the questions this article by Jo Earp in Teacher Magazine will help you consider to ensure your classroom layout has the greatest impact on student learning in your classroom. 

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