Secondary Catalogue

Teacher Professional Development


Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Teaching Controversial Issues

Teaching controversial issues can be tough. And, as a teacher, you'll always have to deal with curve balls from students or stakeholders. But with preparation and practice, it will get easier.
Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Teaching Controversial Issues

When it comes to teaching controversial issues, one of your main concerns may be push back from parents or administrators. To avoid conflict, communication and preparation are key.
The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

Teaching Controversial Issues

Spontaneous discussions are great for examining historical decisions or ethical debates, not so much for controversial issues, which can often involve people's identities, backgrounds or politics. Discussing contentious subjects requires careful...Show More
Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Teaching Controversial Issues

What kind of teacher are you? A neutral facilitator? Or someone who is likely to volunteer your views? When it comes to impacting student learning, studies show no significant difference between these two approaches. But there are pros and cons.
Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues

Tackling controversial issues in the classroom can be difficult, but it's important to do. No matter where your students go in life, they will encounter controversy and difference. And, they need the skills to navigate it. That preparation begins...Show More
Top Tips for Teaching About Pornography

Top Tips for Teaching About Pornography

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, regularly provides lessons in schools about pornography. In this video she describes three ways in which teachers can prepare and deliver curriculum. Most importantly, she suggests...Show More
Student FAQs

Student FAQs

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, offers some simple and practical tips for working with students when discussing pornography. Including making sure phones are put away, dispelling myths and encouraging open...Show More
Does Pornography Encourage Misogyny?

Does Pornography Encourage Misogyny?

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, discusses how women are depicted in pornography can lead to stereotyped attitudes and less respectful intimate relationships. She also explores how pornography is made for the ‘male...Show More
What is a Respectful Intimate Relationship?

What is a Respectful Intimate Relationship?

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, argues that young people see pornography online, whether they seek it out or not. They are also interested in finding content about intimacy, so it important that they understand that...Show More
What are the Dangers of Sharing Intimate Images?

What are the Dangers of Sharing Intimate Images?

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, describes the nature of pornography addiction and its impacts on young people particularly, including erectile dysfunction, dissatisfaction with regular intimate relationships and the...Show More
What is Pornography Addiction?

What is Pornography Addiction?

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, defines the characteristics of a respectful intimate relationship, relating it to issues to do with effective communication, consent and withdrawal of consent.
Why is Teaching About Pornography Important?

Why is Teaching About Pornography Important?

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, argues that young people see pornography online, whether they seek it out or not. They are also interested in finding content about intimacy, so it important that they understand that...Show More
Pre-Teaching Support: Parents and Teachers

Pre-Teaching Support: Parents and Teachers

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, provides advice to teachers regarding the issues to consider before delivering content to students about pornography. Topics include informing parents about lesson content and teachers...Show More
Pre-Teaching Support: Preparing Students

Pre-Teaching Support: Preparing Students

Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher's Guide

Relationship and Sex Education consultant, Rebecca Jennings, provides advice to teachers about how to prepare students to discuss issues about pornography. This includes teachers and students developing a Working Together Agreement and talking to...Show More
Research-Informed Principles: Making Better Video

Research-Informed Principles: Making Better Video

Creating Instructional Video

Teaching practice should be evidence-based and research tells us a great deal about effective instructional video. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber covers key ideas and principles, including cognitive load, gesture,...Show More
Pros and Cons of Six Video Types

Pros and Cons of Six Video Types

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video falls into different categories, each with different applications. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber discusses six options: direct instruction/lecture, shared viewing, partial flip, in-class station...Show More
Different Forms of Instructional Video

Different Forms of Instructional Video

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video can take different forms, each with its own pros and cons. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber introduces four types: screen capture, boards, classroom observation (video on demand) and green screen,...Show More
Pedagogy: Using Video Effectively

Pedagogy: Using Video Effectively

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video can free up more class time to deliver pedagogy and enhance your teaching. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber suggests activities and techniques that you can apply in the classroom, highlighting the...Show More
Make and Publish a Video

Make and Publish a Video

Creating Instructional Video

There are four key steps to creating instructional video for your students: pre-production, production, editing and publication. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber highlights things to consider at each step, including...Show More
Why Make and Use Video?

Why Make and Use Video?

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video can give you more freedom in the classroom to do interesting and engaging things with students. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber explains why instructional video can be a powerful educational tool,...Show More
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

Critical thinking is essential for all areas of modern life, this video explores what it means and why it is so important. It looks at how educators can get their students to think critically about how to discern information, sources, and the...Show More
Communication

Communication

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

We define and explain what communication is in relation to the four C's of 21st century learning, and help your students communicate effectively within the classroom and the world beyond.
Creativity

Creativity

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

Creativity can fall under a myriad of genres and industries, but the key fundamentals are the same, this video explains what being creative actually means. We also explain how educators can explore creativity within their classroom no matter...Show More
Collaboration

Collaboration

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

Collaboration skills are vital for any 21st century citizen. This video explains what collaborations skills are and gives tips on how educators can introduce and integrate collaboration throughout their teaching practice.
Digital Storytelling In the Classroom

Digital Storytelling In the Classroom

This collection of videos explores how to create a series of short films exploring the digital storytelling process and how educators can use these tools in the classroom. It explores the power of storytelling; how to navigate the digital...Show More