Teacher Zone

Helping students build respectful relationships

The Tasmanian Government (Department of Education) has provide a Teaching and Learning Package to help teachers facilitate lessons about building respectful relationships. 

How can I develop students' relationship skills?

PBIS world has brilliant resources and support techniques to build students’ relationship skills. It provides a research-based summary of how, when and why students should be taught relationship skills. Click here to find the PBIS world resources.

How do I foster connections between students?

The Connections Lab by McGill University has great free resources and lesson plans to help students understand the importance of connection. Click here to access connection lesson plans and resources. 

How do I incorporate aspiration into my classroom?

View Twinkl here if you want to find inspiration and resources to spark students’ imagination and interest in their future. Incorporate these free resources into your lesson plans to help students aspire.

What are the well-being impacts for students when they transition to secondary school?

The Victorian Government (Department of Education and Training) has provided key information on how the transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 impacts on student well-being. See the well-being impacts of student transition here.

What do young people aspire for?

View Mission Australia Youth Survey (2014) here to understand how young people define success and what future they aspire for. This research has insight into young people’s aspirations and measures of success based on their location and socio-economic status.

Where can I find free and paid programs targeted at primary aged students’ resilience and confidence?

Where do I find transition activities to prepare my students for year 7?

Access the freely available Victorian Government School Transition and Resilience Training (START) resource here. The START program provides activities for students involved in transition from primary to secondary school.

Where do I find worksheets on resilience?

Find resilience building activities here provided by Courtney E. Ackerman who has a Master’s degree in positive organizational psychology and evaluation. Courtney has information for all ages. You can find resilience worksheets for youth and students in the middle of the article.