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Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for

Tax time is on the horizon. Can you claim for your wall display posters or prize rewards for students? What about that professional learning conference you went to on the holidays? We spoke to the Australian Taxation Office to find out.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 4: Mental health research
Teacher Staffroom Episode 4: Mental health research

We delve into recent mental health research in today’s episode of Teacher Staffroom, with quite a few recent studies pointing to the impact of mental health in a school setting.

Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing
Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing

Issues with school attendance at South Coast Baptist College are followed up early and consistently by teachers at the West Australian school. This all forms part of their school-wide approach to wellbeing.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Practical Drama exercises
Teacher’s bookshelf: Practical Drama exercises

In this extract from her new book, 100 Acting Exercises for 8-18 year olds, Samantha Marsden shares practical exercises that allow students to shine in front of their classmates.

Inclusive student transition programs
Inclusive student transition programs

New research proposes that schools look to the principles of Universal Design for Learning when planning their transition programs for students entering secondary school. In today’s article we speak to lead author of the report, Associate Professor Dianne Chambers.

Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning
Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning

Genazzano FCJ College’s Mary Jones shares her experience of being involved in a Data Collective with three other schools, and how the support of Lyn Sharratt has helped to strengthen staff use of data to drive learning and teaching.

Infographic: Teacher status around the world

A global survey asked members of the public in 35 countries about their attitudes to teachers and teaching, with data used to create a ‘status index’ score out of 100. Today’s infographic looks at the 15 countries where teachers are most valued, according to their score.

The Research Files Episode 51: Game-based learning practices
The Research Files Episode 51: Game-based learning practices

New research in New Zealand has shed light on the benefits of long-term integration of game-based learning practices in primary and secondary classes. Senior Researcher Rachel Bolstad shares more.

Engaging all students in a STEM project: Episode 3
Engaging all students in a STEM project: Episode 3

In his latest video for Teacher, Year 6 teacher Ben Wynne shares how he is keeping students on-task for the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge and some hurdles he’s come across with students as they’ve started creating their own original video games.

Instructional leadership: Refining the model
Instructional leadership: Refining the model

A year on from his professional learning experience at Harvard University, Hamish Woudsma shares which elements of the course he’s been able to embed into the teaching and learning at his school.

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