Volume 44 Issue 1
Emotionally Intelligent Schools

Welcome to the first edition of the Australian Educational Leader (AEL) for 2022. We are delighted to present ‘Emotionally Intelligent Schools'. Our lead articles have been written by Professor Emeritus Helen Timperley and Dr Kaye Twyford; Dr Kerry Howells; and Dr Toshiko Kamei, Jayne Johnston and Professor Sandra Milligan. Other sections include ACEL Speaks with Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM, success stories and student voice.

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From the President
Stephen Gniel

From the CEO
Dr Barbara Watterston

Lead Articles

Adaptive expertise in educational leadership: Embracing complexity in leading today’s schools
Adaptive expertise; complex problems; educational leadership
Professor Emeritus Helen Timperley, Dr Kaye Twyford

Leading with gratitude by addressing resentment
Leadership; gratitude
Dr Kerry Howells

What SWANS has taught us about learning and assessing, general capabilities, and inclusion and diversity
Assessment; learning; inclusion; additional learning needs; SWANs
Dr Toshiko Kamei, Jayne Johnston, Professor Sandra Milligan

ACEL Speaks

Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM
Leadership; Miller-Grassie Award; risk; COVID-19

AEL Articles

Developing Conative Intelligence increases engagement and transference in learning
Conative intelligence; successful learners; engagement
Matthew Cavanough

Leading emotionally intelligent schools to drive school improvement
School improvement; leadership; emotional intelligence
Sara Ratner

School leadership for modern times
School leadership; leadership development; context
Dr Ken Avenell

Success Stories

The use of enhanced podcasts to support teacher professional learning at Brigidine College
Professional learning; success story; podcasts
Allison Johansen

Will students accept digital people as teachers?
Success story; digital person; online learning; artificial intelligence
Dr Peter Thomas, Jeremy Daly, Jeff Plumb, Toan Huynh

From fear to friend: Shifting student perceptions of feedback in junior secondary
Success story; effective feedback; emotional intelligence
David Rawson

Other Articles

Student Voice: Voice - the critical component of school improvement
Student voice; school improvement; success; equity; excellence
Sue Bryen

Leadership Challenge: Middle Leaders: living and breathing the actions of Wellbeing
Middle leadership; reflection; belief; leadership challenge; leadership development
Liz Benson, Megan Binnie