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Research Files Ep 28: Early literacy practice

In this month’s Research Files we discuss the findings of a three-year project in New Zealand that included analysis of pretend play – where students give voices to toys, objects and digital characters – and early literacy practices.

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Resources: Indigenous financial literacy

Educators working across the school age range can now access a new teaching resource to help them develop the financial literacy skills of Indigenous students.

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An integrated approach to maths and science

Could some of the strategies being used as a way to get more students into STEM learning actually be making the gap wider? That’s what one maths and science teacher found on a study trip to the US.

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Tackling the ‘learning styles’ myth

You’ve probably heard the claim that you learn better when information is presented in your preferred ‘learning style’. Where did this neuromyth come from? What is the reality? Dr Tanya Vaughan explains.

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Podcast: Using data to inform planning

Tasmanian teacher Cath Apanah joins Teacher to discuss how her school has been using data to inform its strategic plan and how they went about upskilling staff to use data effectively.

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Teaching tips Volume 3: Behaviour management

Here, UK-based behaviour management instructor Paul Dix shares advice to help with tricky behavioural situations that may arise in your classroom.

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Teacher prize recognises the world’s best

The Global Teacher prize awards US $1 million to an exceptional educator who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. Here, we take a look at those who made the coveted top 10 shortlist.

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Canadian educator wins $1 million prize

A teacher who has spent the last six years working in a fly-in Inuit village in the Canadian arctic has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize.

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Infographic: Classroom seating arrangements

Are you ‘old school’ when it comes to your classroom seating layout? Do you prefer small groups or an arrangement that leaves space in the middle? Here are just a few of the many (many) variations out there.

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Classroom layout – what the research says

What effect do different classroom seating arrangements have on student participation? Should teachers or students decide who sits where? We take a look at what the research says.

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TIMSS and PISA 2015: Disadvantage an issue

Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.

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Championing maths by inquiry

A new Australia-wide initiative promoting innovative approaches to mathematics teaching and learning that engage and challenge students is on the hunt for hundreds of teacher champions.

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A whole school mentoring program

At Kadina Memorial School, on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, everyone going into a new role is given a mentor – from new graduates who are just joining, to experienced practitioners.

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A positive transition – 10 key strategies

In today's article Donna Cross and Leanne Lester from the University of Western Australia discuss 10 key strategies to enhance student transition to secondary school.

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Virtual reality and careers education

Academics believe virtual reality could open up exciting possibilities in the area of careers education, offering authentic learning experiences to prepare students for work and tertiary study.

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Educator resources to complement TV series

When Little J & Big Cuz is broadcast in late April, educators will have access to a range of innovative resources to support the transition from home to school for Indigenous children.

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Infographic: Workload and quality of teaching

A recent school staff workload survey in Victoria, Australia asked teachers to consider 17 demands of quality teaching. Here are some of the results.

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Podcast: Improving learning and behaviour

Student disengagement in the classroom is widespread, according to a new Grattan Institute report. We sat down with the report’s co-author Julie Sonnemann to discuss the four school level recommendations that came out of this research.
 

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