Long reads

Students driving entrepreneurial learning
Students driving entrepreneurial learning

If schools want to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action it’s students who need to be in the driver’s seat. That’s one of the findings from a year-long Australian initiative.

Intervention strategies – a student perspective
Intervention strategies – a student perspective

Staff at Queensland’s Anglican Church Grammar School (better known as Churchie), have captured Year 10 reading data as part of an action research project into male students’ perceptions of their reading ability pre and post an intervention of taught reading strategies.

Game creation bringing joy into the classroom
Game creation bringing joy into the classroom

Hit film Inside Out provided the inspiration for Team Kalianna in this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, so it’s fitting that the whole process – from initial idea to winning game – brought plenty of joy to the talented group of students and their teacher mentor.

Number fluency – strategy choice is key
Number fluency – strategy choice is key

When building basic number fluency in children, strategy choice is the key to effective practice, according to Monash University’s Sarah Hopkins. In today’s article Hopkins shares findings from research to suggest what teachers can do to target children’s individual difficulties in developing basic number fluency.

Settling into new learning spaces
Settling into new learning spaces

It’s Learning Spaces Month here at Teacher. At the beginning of the 2017 school year, Harbord Public School opened the doors of their brand new three-storey innovative learning environment. In today’s article we speak with Year 5 teacher Amber Fuller about how the students and teachers have settled in.

Reading aloud – not just for the early years
Reading aloud – not just for the early years

Research has highlighted the importance of providing ongoing opportunities for children to read aloud in class to teachers and friends, and at home to parents, siblings and even pets.

Early grade reading changing children’s lives
Early grade reading changing children’s lives

Quality early grade reading is a key focus for the Global Partnership for Education. In her latest Teacher column, Julia Gillard explains how hundreds of millions of children around the world are denied the opportunity to learn to read, and shares how a focus on improving reading standards in Nepal is changing lives for the better.

The music teachers in the running for an ARIA
The music teachers in the running for an ARIA

The ARIA Awards are the Australian music industry’s big night and this year, for the first time, four school educators are battling it out to become ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year. We caught up with the nominees to find out more about their work and approach in the classroom.

Using physical activity to cultivate resilience
Using physical activity to cultivate resilience

Earlier this year Canadian educator Maggie MacDonnell was named winner of the Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article, she tells Teacher about the impact the prize has had on her students and explains more about the positive educational programs she’s implemented in her remote school community.

Teacher motivation profiles and how they impact wellbeing
Teacher motivation profiles and how they impact wellbeing

Analyses of Australian survey data from more than 500 primary and secondary teachers suggests there are five distinct teacher motivational profiles. In today’s article, researchers Dr Rebecca Collie and Professor Andrew Martin discuss their findings and the implications for workplace wellbeing.