Recent research suggests that school connectedness is every bit as important for students on the autism spectrum as for other students.
29 August 2016
25 August 2016
A new ACER report looks at the extent to which secondary school teachers in Australia are teaching subjects they haven't specialised in during their studies. It includes data on the proportion of Years 7-10 teachers teaching out-of-field in 20 subject areas.
24 August 2016
Just over one-quarter of Year 7-10 teachers in Australian schools are teaching out of field, with those at the start of their careers more likely than their experienced colleagues to be teaching a subject they haven’t specialised in.
23 August 2016
A robotics program has added another dimension to STEM learning at Queensland’s Grace Lutheran College, but it’s not just students who are benefiting – the college also provides free training to educators from other schools to help build teacher capacity.
18 August 2016
Teacher magazine talks to Professor in STEM Education Lyn English about the importance of Engineering in the primary years and resources to support teachers in the classroom.
Tags: STEM, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, education resources, early years, audio
17 August 2016
‘If we cannot teach entrepreneurship, we can only recognise the born entrepreneurs; and get out of their way whilst they get on with the business of change.' Why schools should be sowing the seeds of the start-ups of the future.
15 August 2016
Forging community partnerships is one way that schools can access external resources and expertise to further support student programs, staff professional learning and parents.
11 August 2016
Our inaugural Teacher survey asked what you'd like to see more of in 2016. One of the most popular topic suggestions was behaviour management. Here, UK-based behaviour management instructor Paul Dix shares advice to help with tricky situations that may arise in your own classroom.
11 August 2016
In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Lauren Bennett from St Canice's Primary in Katoomba, New South Wales, about the problem solving continuum developed at her school.
10 August 2016
How often do you provide feedback to students? Now, how often do you ask for it? Student voice is at the heart of a push to build stronger teacher-student relationships at this school.
Tags: feedback, professional learning, EPPC, long reads
09 August 2016
A recent report from the Australian Council for Educational Research explored gender differences in relation to STEM participation, achievement and engagement. Here are some of the results.
Tags: infographic, STEM, mathematics, science, technology, engineering
08 August 2016
Recognising the social impact of Snapchat, a team of researchers from the University of New England’s School of Education conducted a research project to find out more about the ways that the media is used by young people and its influence in schools.
05 August 2016
Education researchers and teachers are working together to explore strategies to boost Indigenous student achievement in STEM subjects.
04 August 2016
The 2016 Teacher reader survey includes the question: "Looking back on your experience as an educator, if you could share a piece of advice with your peers, what would it be?" Here are some of our favourite responses so far on the topic of wellbeing.
03 August 2016
Three years ago, Nikki Urlich and her colleagues redesigned the teaching and learning of maths at their New Zealand school. The ‘Modern Maths’ program brings together 120 learners and a team of four teachers in an innovative learning environment.
02 August 2016
Following a two-year study, researchers have built a profile of the educational support needs of students on the autism spectrum.
01 August 2016
Throughout August, Teacher is exploring the theme of STEM learning. Today’s article shares a review of evidence-based practice for primary STEM teaching.
Tags: STEM, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, research news, short articles
28 July 2016
Video games have been widely used in education for decades now. The challenge is finding games that engage students while meeting curriculum needs.