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The potential of games-based learning

Video games have been widely used in education for decades now, but very few games are actually designed by educators for use in a school setting. The challenge is finding games that engage students while meeting curriculum needs.

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Childhood trauma in the classroom

Mollie Tobin outlines research from neuroscience, psychology and education to highlight new understandings in childhood trauma research, and explores how this can be applied in the classroom.

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Key advice for beginner teachers

When you started out in the teaching profession, what did you find particularly challenging? In today’s video, Melanie Boyd shares three pieces of advice for beginner teachers – including a tip for maintaining a home life free from work tasks.

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Infographic: Use of networked technologies

From online videos to digital comics and video games – there are countless different ways teachers can use technology to support their lessons. So how are teachers using networked technologies in the classroom? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

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Research Files Ep 21: Snapchat in education

Teacher talks to University of New England academics Dr Jennifer Charteris and Dr Sue Gregory about their research that looks at the impact of the messaging app Snapchat in education settings, and how schools are responding to issues such as cyber bullying and sexting.

Long reads

Tackling poor educational performance

In his first quarterly column for Teacher, Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD's Directorate for Education and Skills explores the long-term consequences of students’ poor performance and how this could lead to further disengagement from school.

Short articles

Science Week – Drones, Droids and Robots

It’s called National Science Week but this year’s theme for schools actually embraces the T in STEM – Technology – with educators and students encouraged to explore Drones, Droids and Robots.

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Ongoing professional learning – Lesson Study

For well over a century, lesson study (jugyou kenkyuu) has been an important part of ongoing teacher training in Japan. Teacher finds out more about this collaborative professional learning model.

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Reader advice: Undertaking action research

Teacher magazine asks three presenters at this year’s Excellence in Professional Practice Conference to share their advice for educators looking to undertake action research in a school setting.

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Take part in the Teacher reader survey 2016

The 2016 Teacher reader survey runs from July 11 to August 12. Your input will help us continue to improve the content to make it even more relevant to you – and, by taking part, you’ll go in the draw to win a Teacher Wellbeing Pack.

Infographics

Infographic: Distribution of class time

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013 asked lower secondary education teachers about the distribution of class time during the average lesson. So, how much time is actually spent on teaching and learning? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

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Global Education Ep9: Classroom wellbeing

Dr Kevin Anthony Perry talks to Teacher magazine about a collaborative research project exploring classroom wellbeing in Denmark.

Short articles

How art is drawing students to STEM

To address the decline in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) participation, experts are turning to innovative approaches to engage students in science.

Short articles

School transition through the eyes of a child

How one Adelaide primary school has used Australian Early Development Census data to improve its transition and orientation to school programs.

Reader Submission / Long reads

Implementing a cross-curricular approach

The phrase ‘cross-curricular’ is often referred to in schools. David Roy, a Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts, explores why it’s important and how it can be implemented.

Long reads

Developing problem-solving skills

When Teacher shares examples of how evidence is being used to inform future action it’s usually educators who are doing the analysis and reflection, but in this case it’s students who’ve been digging into school data.

Short articles

The effective use of classroom support staff

When you’re planning a lesson or unit of work, one of the things you’ll be thinking about is how to make the best use of the resources available, including teacher aides.

Video

Building confidence through Creative Arts

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Brad Carroll, from St Mary MacKillop Primary in Penrith South, New South Wales, about the school’s Stage 2 Strings program.

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