'Sitting down with our children to watch programs that demonstrate and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, such as Little J & Big Cuz, is one small ‘next step’ that each of us can take on the journey towards reconciliation.'
26 May 2017
25 May 2017
Educators have gathered on the Gold Coast to share their work on school-based improvement projects, reflecting on the successes and challenges along the way.
25 May 2017
Collaborative learning can be an effective classroom tool, but it can also have a powerful impact in the staffroom. Teachers at Craigslea State High School in Brisbane are using Peer Learning Groups (PLGs) to improve their own practice and student outcomes.
24 May 2017
Many students get the correct answers to mathematics tasks, even though their thinking is incorrect. Teachers need to be aware of the possible misconceptions their students may have.
23 May 2017
An Australian study shines a spotlight on the highs and lows of the practicum experience from the perspective of pre-service drama teachers. Lead author Dr Christina Gray discusses her findings.
22 May 2017
The STEAMpunk Girls project involves researchers from University of Technology Sydney working with high school students and teachers to co-design a project-based learning program.
18 May 2017
To be successful in their learning, students need to understand the language of the curriculum – not only to comprehend what’s being said, but also what’s being asked of them.
Tags: literacy, mathematics, ATSI, EPPC, numeracy
16 May 2017
It’s important to be sensitive as to why students are making spelling mistakes, rather than simply handing back work covered in red marker, language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone says.
12 May 2017
We ask students to do it every day, but when was the last time you ventured out of your comfort zone to learn something new? Here’s what I learned from a Rubik’s Cube challenge.
Tags: mathematics, numeracy, feedback, short articles
10 May 2017
Professor Sue Walker joins Teacher to discuss the findings of a new study that suggests girls start school with more 'self-regulation' skills – things like paying attention, staying on task and working independently.
10 May 2017
How do students in Australia compare with their counterparts in New Zealand, Singapore and the UK when it comes to physical exercise before and after school? Our latest infographic explores new OECD data.
09 May 2017
Drawing parallels between Othello's choices and those of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars; character stereotypes in Back to the Future. Educator Hedley Willsea explains how pop culture references in English units can help students.
08 May 2017
Ahead of his 2017 Australian Learning Lecture, Charles Fadel joins Teacher to discuss the skills young people today will need in order to thrive as members of the workforce and of society.
04 May 2017
Themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’ are explored in the EYLF and Australian Curriculum. Little J & Big Cuz begins a conversation around these themes and provides teacher resources.
03 May 2017
In the second of two articles, Dr Tim Patston shares examples of how it’s possible to teach in more creative ways while still meeting curriculum requirements.
02 May 2017
Dr Tim Patston discusses why his school introduced a Creative Education approach to teaching and learning, and outlines the process taken to develop the framework.
28 April 2017
The 2016 Australian Principal Health & Wellbeing Survey includes prevalence rates of offensive behaviour against school leaders, compared to the general population. Our latest infographic explores some of the results.
27 April 2017
What does an effective professional learning community look like and how do you go about building one? Dr Lawrence Ingvarson discusses the Professional Learning Community Framework (PLCF) he's developed.