Podcasts

School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader
School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader

Dr Danny Steele, Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in Alabama in the United States joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in building and maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.

The Research Files Episode 41: Principal health and wellbeing
The Research Files Episode 41: Principal health and wellbeing

School leadership is an increasingly complex role and research suggests the demands certainly take their toll on the health and wellbeing of principals. Associate Professor Philip Riley joins The Research Files to discuss the latest findings of the Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Survey.

The Research Files Episode 40: Indigenous perspectives on quality teaching
The Research Files Episode 40: Indigenous perspectives on quality teaching

In this episode of The Research Files, we speak to Adjunct Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy at James Cook University, Brian Lewthwaite. He's the lead author of a research project exploring the perspectives of Indigenous Australians on effective teaching practice and he joins us to talk about phase one of this study.

Behaviour Management Episode 4: Behaviour approaches for children with disabilities
Behaviour Management Episode 4: Behaviour approaches for children with disabilities

Dr David Armstrong from Flinders University is our guest in today’s Behaviour Management podcast. We explore how certain behaviour management models are simply ineffective, particularly for students with learning or mental health difficulties, and discuss his research in this area.

School Improvement Episode 13: Succession planning
School Improvement Episode 13: Succession planning

School leaders play a crucial role in improving outcomes for students and the success of a school community. But, what happens when they leave? In today’s episode of School Improvement we’re talking about succession planning.

Teaching Methods: Entrepreneurial learning
Teaching Methods: Entrepreneurial learning

In this episode we visit Western Port Secondary College – one of 21 government schools involved in the Australian initiative The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial learning in schools – to talk to assistant principal Hannah Lewis and student Harry Hainsworth.

The Research Files Episode 39: Early career teacher attrition
The Research Files Episode 39: Early career teacher attrition

In Australia scholarly articles and media reports regularly state that between 30 and 50 per cent of  teachers leave the profession within the first five years. But, where do those figures come from and how accurate are they? A study published in the Australian Journal of Education suggests there is no robust Australian evidence and data.

The Research Files Episode 38: Girls in STEM
The Research Files Episode 38: Girls in STEM

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs joins The Research Files to talk about a new Australian study exploring girls’ participation and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.

Highlights from Teacher’s 2017 podcasts
Highlights from Teacher’s 2017 podcasts

It’s been a big year for Teacher magazine podcasts – we recently broke through the 100 000 listens milestone! To mark the end of another great 12 months, we have put together some clips from our favourite podcasts for 2017.

The Research Files Episode 37: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PIRLS 2016
The Research Files Episode 37: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PIRLS 2016

Results from the latest cycle of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) show the literacy achievement of Year 4 students in Australia has improved. However, there are significant achievement gaps by gender, Indigenous status, socioeconomic status and school location. ACER Deputy CEO (Research) Dr Sue Thomson, joins Teacher to discuss the results further.