Podcasts

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.

Podcast Special: Science – student engagement, teaching excellence and outside expertise
Podcast Special: Science – student engagement, teaching excellence and outside expertise

In today’s podcast special we speak with Neil Bramsen and Brett McKay who were named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching – one for primary and one for secondary.

Behaviour Management Episode 3: Enacting respectful behaviour management policies
Behaviour Management Episode 3: Enacting respectful behaviour management policies

In today’s Behaviour Management podcast we talk to Dr Anna Sullivan from the University of South Australia. Here, she shares her insights into what it means to enact respectful, school-wide behaviour policies and the role of school leaders in doing so.

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.

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.

The Research Files Episode 35: The decline in male teachers
The Research Files Episode 35: The decline in male teachers

Are male teachers headed for extinction in Australia? Researchers who carried out the first ever study tracking the trajectory of male participation in the teaching profession say the short answer is ‘yes’. Macquarie University's Dr Kevin McGrath joins Teacher to explain more.

Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold
Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold

Professor Simone Reinhold joins Teacher to discuss inquiry based learning in primary mathematics, including the benefits of students working on a common task with differentiated outcomes, and the role of the educator in finding a balance between explorative and informative learning.

The Research Files Episode 34: Factors influencing maths participation
The Research Files Episode 34: Factors influencing maths participation

Student participation rates in advanced maths and science subjects is declining. In today's podcast, Michael Jennings, an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland joins Teacher to discuss his research which explores factors influencing student selection of senior secondary maths subjects.

The Research Files Episode 33: Teacher stress intervention programs
The Research Files Episode 33: Teacher stress intervention programs

In this episode of The Research Files we visit the University of Queensland to speak with Professor Annemaree Carroll and Dr Julie Bower, to find out about a teacher wellbeing study looking at the impact of two stress intervention programs.

Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques
Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques

Phil Beadle is a teacher, education consultant, public speaker, author and broadsheet columnist. In today’s podcast, the UK educator joins Teacher  magazine to discuss behaviour management, but in particular, the different de-escalation techniques that educators can use to manage challenging behaviours in their classrooms.