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Music educators recognised in national award nominations
Music educators recognised in national award nominations

The significant impact of music education on students has been recognised with the announcement of the four nominees in the running for the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Here, we take a look at the work of each nominee.

Teachers awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching
Teachers awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

Each year, a primary and secondary school educator are named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. The 2019 winners have just been announced, and here we look at how they’re improving Science learning in their schools.

The Research Files Episode 55: Assessing the General Capabilities
The Research Files Episode 55: Assessing the General Capabilities

How can educators teach and assess the General Capabilities – skills like critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving? In today’s podcast, Dr Claire Scoular discusses an assessment framework she’s developed for measuring and monitoring these skills in the classroom.

Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia
Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia

Each year, around one million students sit the University Entrance Test in Indonesia. Delivering an online test to so many students isn’t without its challenges. In this article, we take a closer look at how the test is run.

Evidence-informed parental engagement
Evidence-informed parental engagement

How can schools best work with parents to support students and improve their learning? Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel explore two evidence-based recommendations from a new guidance report for Australian practitioners, and share practical examples of action.

Video infographic: School practices related to equity and diversity
Video infographic: School practices related to equity and diversity

The latest cycle of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked educators around the world about teaching practices they use that are related to equity and diversity.

Supporting a positive body image in students
Supporting a positive body image in students

Body image issues can affect anyone, but many still think of it as a female issue. We speak to the National Manager of Prevention Services at The Butterfly Foundation about an educator’s role in supporting all students – particularly boys – and their body image.

Maths activities to start or finish off a lesson
Maths activities to start or finish off a lesson

In her video series on Making Maths fun, South Grafton High School teacher Holly Millican shares three maths activities that she uses in her classroom to start or finish off her lessons.

Using Teacher to support your professional practice
Using Teacher to support your professional practice

Our annual reader survey has just concluded for another year, and we’re already acting on your feedback and suggestions. In this article, we share how some of you are using Teacher to support your practice.  

Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment
Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment

Can simple prompts help encourage more trainee teachers to apply for placements in rural and remote schools? In today’s Q&A we speak to Dr Karen Tindall, a Senior Adviser at the Behavioural Insights Team Australia about a trial in New South Wales.

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