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Podcast special: Teacher celebrates its 100th episode
Podcast special: Teacher celebrates its 100th episode

Teacher magazine celebrates its 100th podcast by taking a closer look at some of our audio highlights over the last four years. Stay tuned for more from John Fleming, Dr Bill Rogers, and more.

School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance
School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance

On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.

The Research Files Episode 44: Student perspectives on effective classroom management
The Research Files Episode 44: Student perspectives on effective classroom management

In this episode of The Research Files, we speak to Helen Egeberg about her latest research on what students believe to be effective classroom management, and what classroom teachers can take away from her findings.  

Podcast: A school-based student mentoring program
Podcast: A school-based student mentoring program

Participants in a school-based mentoring program, along with the program coordinator, join Teacher for this podcast to explain why partnering students with an adult mentor can encourage a higher level of engagement in school.

School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams
School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams

Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.

Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships
Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel joins Teacher to discuss his latest report which outlines why partnering schools with STEM industry experts is so beneficial.

Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou
Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou was recently named the Global Teacher Prize winner. In this episode of Global Education, she speaks to Teacher about how her school partners with others in the community, why student voice is so important and how she supports the wellbeing of her students.

The Research Files Episode 43: Regional, Rural and Remote education
The Research Files Episode 43: Regional, Rural and Remote education

Dr John Halsey joins Teacher for this episode of The Research Files. His final report on the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education here in Australia explores the key issues, challenges and barriers affecting student learning outcomes and suggests four priority areas for action.

The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour
The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour

Associate Professor Lynn Barnett-Morris joins Teacher to discuss her longitudinal study The education of playful boys: class clowns in the classroom. For the last three years she’s been researching Kindergarten-aged children to determine how playfulness in the classroom is viewed by the children themselves, their classmates and their teachers.

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 joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.