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Jo Earp

Jo Earp

Jo Earp is the editor of Teacher.

Students driving entrepreneurial learning
Students driving entrepreneurial learning

If schools want to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action it’s students who need to be in the driver’s seat. That’s one of the findings from a year-long Australian initiative.

Infographic: Educator mental health and wellbeing

UK charity Education Support Partnership recently commissioned a large-scale survey into the mental health and wellbeing of education professionals. Our latest infographic reports on some of the findings from the survey.

The Research Files Episode 36: Student fitness and wellbeing
The Research Files Episode 36: Student fitness and wellbeing

In this instalment of The Research Files we discuss student fitness and wellbeing, specifically, two simple exercise programs – the first is a new project aimed at improving adolescent health and wellbeing, and the second is being used by thousands of early years and primary students across the world.

Game creation bringing joy into the classroom
Game creation bringing joy into the classroom

Hit film Inside Out provided the inspiration for Team Kalianna in this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, so it’s fitting that the whole process – from initial idea to winning game – brought plenty of joy to the talented group of students and their teacher mentor.

Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters
Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters

In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss why it is important that students are involved in the process of setting goals for their own learning and can monitor the progress that they’re making.

Reading aloud – not just for the early years
Reading aloud – not just for the early years

Research has highlighted the importance of providing ongoing opportunities for children to read aloud in class to teachers and friends, and at home to parents, siblings and even pets.

School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning
School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning

For the last three years school leaders and staff at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School have been focusing on evidence-based teaching and reflection. It’s included the development of a professional learning approach called CCRP – Connect, Collect, Reflect and Progress.

Building student confidence and self-esteem
Building student confidence and self-esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators. The technology allows teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, helping to build their confidence and self-esteem and re-engage with learning.

STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students
STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, now in its fourth year, is open to students in Years 5-12.  Students used the theme of 'reaction' as their inspiration as they went about designing, building and testing an original video game – from first idea to final product. Here are the six winners for 2017.

The music teachers in the running for an ARIA
The music teachers in the running for an ARIA

The ARIA Awards are the Australian music industry’s big night and this year, for the first time, four school educators are battling it out to become ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year. We caught up with the nominees to find out more about their work and approach in the classroom.


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