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Using picture story books in the classroom
Using picture story books in the classroom

In today’s reader submission, primary school teacher Melissa Wray shares the findings of her small-scale research project investigating how primary teachers use picture story books, and how it has influenced her own classroom practice.

Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project
Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project

In Teacher’s latest reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams discusses student agency and shares details of a project at her own school that offers teens a learning experience that’s relevant to their own lives and gives them the opportunity to work with community experts.

Supporting students experiencing bereavement
Supporting students experiencing bereavement

How comfortable are teachers with addressing grief and loss with students? Findings from a recent trial has shown that just over two hours of training in bereavement can drastically improve a teacher’s confidence in supporting bereaved children and their families.

A guide to videoing yourself teach
A guide to videoing yourself teach

Many educators are filming themselves teaching in the classroom but there is still some uncertainty around the best way to do so. We speak to an educator who regularly films his lessons to get his top tips.

Infographic: Student attitudes towards STEM

The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science commissioned a study to examine the attitudes of Australian students towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). In this infographic, we take a look at some of the findings.

Building confidence in Digital Technologies
Building confidence in Digital Technologies

Over 60 primary educators from schools across New South Wales have attended a day of hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, professional panels and practical applications of the NSW Curriculum for Digital Technologies.

Inquiry program increases STEM participation
Inquiry program increases STEM participation

CSIRO’s Caja Gilbert sat down with Teacher to discuss how an inquiry-based science program is encouraging Indigenous students to choose STEM subjects in senior secondary school.

Teaching assistants in Australia
Teaching assistants in Australia

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.

Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?
Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?

It’s National Science Week and a key aim of the annual celebration is to increase engagement and interest in Science. Here, we take a look at what some of the research says about how students perceive Science.

The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years
The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years

A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.

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