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Infographic: Out-of-field teaching

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.

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New teachers more likely to be out-of-field

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.

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Building teacher capacity in robotics

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.

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Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1

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.

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Encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset

‘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.

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Adding value through school partnerships

Forging community partnerships is one way that schools can access external resources and expertise to further support student programs, staff professional learning and parents.

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Teaching tips Volume 2: Behaviour management

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.

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Problem solving – a whole school approach

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.

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Building strong student-teacher relationships

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.

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Infographic: STEM and gender

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.

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Managing issues of cyber bullying and sexting

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.

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Culturally relevant STEM teaching

Education researchers and teachers are working together to explore strategies to boost Indigenous student achievement in STEM subjects.

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Infographic: Wise words on teacher wellbeing

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.

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Action Research: Four teachers, 120 learners

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.

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Supporting students on the autism spectrum

Following a two-year study, researchers have built a profile of the educational support needs of students on the autism spectrum.

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From concept to classroom – STEM research

Throughout August, Teacher is exploring the theme of STEM learning. Today’s article shares a review of evidence-based practice for primary STEM teaching.

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The potential of games-based learning

Video games have been widely used in education for decades now. 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 how it can be applied.

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