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Learning through play – classroom examples
Learning through play – classroom examples

ACER researchers Dr Amy Berry, Kellie Picker and Rachel Parker discuss some of the characteristics of playful learning at school, share examples of classroom practice, and explain how Australian teachers can contribute to our understanding of learning through play in the classroom.

Q&A: Establishing an Indigenous language program
Q&A: Establishing an Indigenous language program

At Mossman in Queensland, a local Indigenous language called Kuku Yalanji was at risk of being lost. Now all students at Mossman State School learn the language and in this article, language teacher Sharon Case shares how the language program was developed.

Supporting students with their reading
Supporting students with their reading

A recent study tracked the reading trajectories of children in Grades 1, 2 and 3. Alongside this, the concerns teachers held in relation to their reading, as well as the support they provided, were analysed. Here, the study’s authors discuss the implications of their findings for educators.

Expert Q&A: Supporting students with epilepsy
Expert Q&A: Supporting students with epilepsy

What is epilepsy? How does the condition impact on a student’s learning? And what do school leaders, teachers and anyone with a duty of care in K-12 settings need to know? In this Q&A, Teacher speaks to Wendy Groot, President of Epilepsy Australia, to find out more.

COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school
COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school

‘For some, this transition will be filled with as much anxiety as the first day of school or the school year.’ In this reader submission, Dr Carl Leonard and Dr Gail Brown provide tips and suggestions for teachers and leaders to help manage the transition for all students, and particularly those with additional needs.

Lessons from delivering learning online
Lessons from delivering learning online

Staff at Ringwood Secondary College in Victoria have learned a lot since students began learning from home. Here, we speak to principal Michael Phillips about the aspects of remote learning that have resulted in positive outcomes for staff collaboration and student engagement.

Lessons from PISA 2018: Are students smart about money?
Lessons from PISA 2018: Are students smart about money?

Young people are growing up in a world where they are required to be financially literate in order to perform common tasks in their day-to-day lives. A new report from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 focuses on financial literacy. Here, we take a closer look at the results.

Vocal fatigue and online teaching
Vocal fatigue and online teaching

Teachers are more likely to experience vocal fatigue than many other professions. As teachers find themselves delivering lessons online in a new and unfamiliar way, some may find they are experiencing more vocal fatigue than ever before. Voice coach Amy Hume offers her insights into how educators can care for their voices during this time.

Teacher Q&A: Designing an Outdoor Education program
Teacher Q&A: Designing an Outdoor Education program

In 2019, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School won a New South Wales Outdoor Education Award. In today’s Q&A, we speak to Scott Williams, the school’s Outdoor Education Coordinator, about the extensive program offered to students.

Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu
Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu

In his first Teacher article on mathematics from an Indigenous perspective, Professor Chris Matthews introduced the concept of two-ways learning. In this follow-up, he discusses Yolŋu mathematics and the interconnected relationships of Gurruṯu, and shares an activity for teachers and students to explore the connections and patterns in family trees.

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