Tertiary Catalogue

Childcare and Education


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
Feeling Safe

Feeling Safe

Miniclips: My Body and Brain Working Together

The final Miniclip of this series helps students summarise everything they have learnt to create a Safe and Well Plan. This plan supports students and reminds them of strategies they can use to help their body and brain feel safe, how to...Show More
Calming My Body and Brain

Calming My Body and Brain

Miniclips: My Body and Brain Working Together

Brains are useful for many things but not so great at helping you feel calm and safe – although they do try! Your brain might tell you, “You need to calm down!”, but it doesn’t really get rid of feelings of fear or stress inside the...Show More
Finding Feelings

Finding Feelings

Miniclips: My Body and Brain Working Together

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to describe how we’re feeling. Feelings are meant to move like blobs of energy, but if you don’t express your feelings it can cause them to get stuck inside you and make you hurt or feel unwell. This...Show More
My Senses Keeping Me Safe

My Senses Keeping Me Safe

Miniclips: My Body and Brain Working Together

Our senses pick up information from the environment around us and from within our bodies, and send it to our brain and body. This Miniclip explores how our senses react to the environment around us and create emotional responses. It also explains...Show More
My Brain

My Brain

Miniclips: My Body and Brain Working Together

This Miniclip helps students to understand how the brain functions when it’s trying to work out how the body is feeling. It features Dr Dan Siegel’s “hand model” which is helpful in understanding what is happening inside the brain when...Show More
Calm Breathing

Calm Breathing

Miniclips: My Body and Brain Working Together

Breathing not only keeps us alive – it’s also great for helping our body and brain do different things, like calming down or getting ready for action. This Miniclip introduces the three main areas in our body that breathing works with and...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