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School Improvement Episode 19: Being a new school leader
School Improvement Episode 19: Being a new school leader

UK educator Craig Heeley landed his first ever Head Teacher role at the beginning of this year and he’s been sharing his experiences with the world via Twitter. In today’s podcast, he discusses strategies he’s using to get to know the staff, parents and students in his school community, and the role of mentoring.

Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps
Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students are learning all about journeys and creating their own memory maps.

An authentic STEM learning experience
An authentic STEM learning experience

On the day registrations open for the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, Science teacher Dr Grant Pusey explains how his school has engaged students in STEM and supported teams for the past three years to enter winning original games in the national event.

Building a mentally healthy generation
Building a mentally healthy generation

In her first column of the year, Julia Gillard discusses a new national mental health initiative from Beyond Blue. The program spans mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and also provides a critical incident response service in the event of a suicide.

Infographic: Student motivation in schooling

In a UNICEF Australia national survey, secondary students were asked for their views about the education system. What aspects of school do they feel positive about? What motivates them to succeed? Find out in today’s infographic.

Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth
Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth

Tom Bentley, Executive Director for Policy and Impact at RMIT University, reviews A Commitment to Growth: Essays in Education, by Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Leadership: Principal certification
Leadership: Principal certification

Highly effective school leaders continually look for opportunities to improve their own practice, and the quality of teaching and learning in their school. Certified Practising Principal is an independent professional certification that recognises accomplished principals.

Taking responsibility for learning
Taking responsibility for learning

Dr Alison Davis from Vision Education New Zealand sits down with Teacher magazine’s Dominique Russell to discuss how to ensure students understand what teacher’s mean when they talk about ‘taking responsibility for your own learning’.  

Global nomination ‘an opportunity to represent all teachers’
Global nomination ‘an opportunity to represent all teachers’

This year there are two Australian educators in the Top 50 shortlist for the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we catch up with one of the finalists, Rooty Hill High School teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran.

Infographic: ICT Literacy of students

Every three years, a sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students in Australia are assessed on their ICT Literacy. In this infographic, we look at the results from the most recent test cycle and how they compare to previous years.