Dominique Russell

Dominique Russell

Dominique Russell is the editorial assistant of Teacher.

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Successful student reading engagement initiatives
Successful student reading engagement initiatives

At this New South Wales secondary school for boys, a student survey revealed many students say they do not like reading because ‘reading is something girls do’. We speak to the Head of Library at St Joseph’s College to see how she changed these attitudes and increased reading engagement.

Making lessons more physically active
Making lessons more physically active

Researchers have assessed the impact of physically active lessons on students’ educational, health and cognition outcomes. They found that implementing physical activity into classroom lessons has a positive impact on some domains.

Using robots to assist teachers and improve student learning
Using robots to assist teachers and improve student learning

What role could robots have in supporting teachers in their work with students? New research has looked into how they could be brought into the classroom to assist teachers, and findings show they could allow for more one-to-one teaching.

Books most borrowed by students in Australia
Books most borrowed by students in Australia

Research shows that when students have access to current and interesting books, they are more likely to read. In this article, we take a look at the books most borrowed by students in 2018-2019 across fiction, non-fiction and picture book categories.

Learning spaces of the future
Learning spaces of the future

We take a look at some of the finalists and the winners for the education categories at the World Architecture Festival which showcase a vast range of innovative design concepts for K-12 students.

Planning lessons for 2020
Planning lessons for 2020

With staff and students returning to school in a matter of weeks across Australia, the time has come to begin brainstorming activities for lessons throughout the year. In this article, we take you through some significant themes and events to inspire some upcoming lessons.

Our podcast highlights for 2019
Our podcast highlights for 2019

In this special episode, we take a look back over our favourite moments from the podcasts we published throughout 2019. With dozens of episodes to choose from, this highlights reel takes you through some of our fascinating guests and thought-provoking conversations.

Video: Jobs of the future
Video: Jobs of the future

A recent survey collected drawings from over 20 000 students across the world depicting what they’d like to be when they grow up. In this video, we take a look at the most popular career choices and some differences between countries.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 10: Sharing education resources
Teacher Staffroom Episode 10: Sharing education resources

We’ve spoken to a lot of interesting educators this month, and some great practical pointers for the classroom have come out of these conversations. In this episode, we look at some budget-friendly science experiments for students and some engaging Mathematics activities.

Researching the impact of digital technology on children
Researching the impact of digital technology on children

The newly established Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child will work on a world-first longitudinal study into the impact of digital technology on children. We speak to the lead researcher about why we need more research in this area.

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