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Changing the mental mantra to ‘I love maths’

How do you teach students who say, ‘I hate maths’? Through an intensive, self-motivating brain-based program – and with the help of some Lego – as Dr Ragnar Purje explains.

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Parental views on LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum

What should LGBTQ-inclusivity look like in the K-12 curriculum? This was one question in a study aimed at better understanding parental views regarding LGBTQ-inclusive education.

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Teacher’s bookshelf: Early years playgrounds

In this extract from Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an outside learning environment, Prue Walsh discusses why outside play is important for children with special needs.

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Tackling the ‘learning styles’ myth

You’ve probably heard the claim that you learn better when information is presented in your preferred ‘learning style’. Where did this neuromyth come from? Dr Tanya Vaughan explains.

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Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.

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Global Teacher Prize recognises the world’s best

The Global Teacher prize awards US $1 million to an exceptional educator who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. Here, we take a look at those who made the coveted top 10 shortlist.

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Classroom layout – what does the research say?

What effect do different classroom seating arrangements have on student participation? Should teachers or students decide who sits where? We take a look at what the research says.

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TIMSS and PISA 2015: Disadvantage an issue in Australia

Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.

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Making transition a positive experience – 10 key strategies

In today's article Donna Cross and Leanne Lester from the University of Western Australia discuss 10 key strategies to enhance student transition to secondary school.

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Innovative educator resources to complement children’s TV series

When Little J & Big Cuz is broadcast in late April, educators will have access to a range of innovative resources to support the transition from home to school for Indigenous children.

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