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Lifting student self-esteem and achievement
Lifting student self-esteem and achievement

Earlier this year Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi won the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we hear more about the work he’s doing in his school to improve the lives of students, teachers and the wider community.

Valuing multilingual students’ skills
Valuing multilingual students’ skills

Dr Jacqueline D’warte from Western Sydney University has been researching multilingualism in schools by actively involving teachers and students as co-researchers. Here, she shares their findings.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Practical Drama exercises
Teacher’s bookshelf: Practical Drama exercises

In this extract from her new book, 100 Acting Exercises for 8-18 year olds, Samantha Marsden shares practical exercises that allow students to shine in front of their classmates.

Inclusive student transition programs
Inclusive student transition programs

New research proposes that schools look to the principles of Universal Design for Learning when planning their transition programs for students entering secondary school. In today’s article we speak to lead author of the report, Associate Professor Dianne Chambers.

Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning
Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning

Genazzano FCJ College’s Mary Jones shares her experience of being involved in a Data Collective with three other schools, and how the support of Lyn Sharratt has helped to strengthen staff use of data to drive learning and teaching.

Instructional leadership: Refining the model
Instructional leadership: Refining the model

A year on from his professional learning experience at Harvard University, Hamish Woudsma shares which elements of the course he’s been able to embed into the teaching and learning at his school.

Top tips from casual relief teachers
Top tips from casual relief teachers

Casual relief teaching is a path many educators will take at a point in their career. In fact, it’s a position some teachers hold for their entire careers in education. In today’s article three casual relief teachers from Queensland offer their insights into this line of work.

Intervention programs: Emphasising progress
Intervention programs: Emphasising progress

Determined to lift the literacy and numeracy results of students at her school, special education teacher Jessica Colleu Terradas and her colleagues developed an intensive, individual instruction program for lower performing students.

Teacher resources: Cyber security
Teacher resources: Cyber security

A series of cyber security challenges are being taught to students in Years 7-10 across Australia. Here, Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy James Curran discusses what’s involved in the first challenge.

Sleep education improving student sleep habits
Sleep education improving student sleep habits

A UK sleep education study that enlisted teachers to educate students about healthy sleep behaviour has seen students pick up some healthier sleep habits. Dr Chris Harvey joins us to discuss the results of the study and some of the wider implications.

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