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The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming
The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming

The Arts are a required element of teaching K-2 in Australia and coexist with learning in the early years classroom. In today’s reader submission, Karen Watson and David Roy explore how they can be implemented in practice.

Educating students for their future, not our past
Educating students for their future, not our past

In his final Teacher column of the year, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher argues the biggest risk to schooling today isn’t its inefficiency, but that our way of schooling is losing its purpose and relevance.

The effective use of teaching assistants
The effective use of teaching assistants

What are the most effective ways to improve student learning with a teaching assistant? In today’s article, Associate Director at Evidence for Learning Dr Tanya Vaughan explores this question.

STEM: What’s holding females back?
STEM: What’s holding females back?

Dr Sue Thomson addresses three broad areas that may hold females back from participation in STEM subjects in school and in entering these careers, providing teachers with the knowledge to address the underlying issues.

The Arts in early childhood learning
The Arts in early childhood learning

The importance of early childhood learning as a foundational building block to lifelong learning is well recognised. This is the first article of two that will explore the place of the Arts in early learning in Australia.

Photo story: Play spaces
Photo story: Play spaces

In today’s photo story, Teacher visits Noble Park Primary School to take a tour of their expansive outdoor play and learning spaces with the help of Assistant Principal Susan Vissenjoux.

Meet the ARIA music teacher award nominees
Meet the ARIA music teacher award nominees

The four nominees for the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year award share details of the education programs they’re most proud of, their approach to teaching and the mentors and words of advice that have helped them in their career.

Gonski, learning and the case for change
Gonski, learning and the case for change

Professor Geoff Masters AO has been saying recently that the Gonski 2.0 recommendations may provide our best hope of reversing the long-term decline in the reading, mathematics and science levels of Australian 15-year-olds. Why does he say this? Find out more in his latest Teacher column.

Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information
Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information

In today’s Q&A we chat to Dr Jo Peryman and Dr Janneke Blijlevens from RMIT University about the creation and testing of Sans Forgetica – a new font designed to help students remember key information.