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Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity the students are exploring how toys are designed and making some of their very own.

Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school
Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school

Boys remain less likely to be developmentally ready for school than girls, the latest results of the Australian Early Development Census show.

Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings
Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings

Dr Drew Miller, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Newcastle, addresses some frequently asked questions about the use of Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings.

Helping students transition from school to work
Helping students transition from school to work

A workplace placement program targeting Indigenous senior secondary students has helped improve school engagement and attendance. In this article, we look at a school which has all of their senior Indigenous students enrolled and how it’s having a positive effect school-wide.  

Enriching student connections with school values
Enriching student connections with school values

Having students and staff participate in the Great Victorian Bike Ride presented an opportunity to enrich student engagement with the whole-school ethos at Koonung Secondary College.

Science and Maths teacher wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize
Science and Maths teacher wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize

A Maths and Science teacher who gives away 80 per cent of his monthly salary to help his community has been named winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day
Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day

A new report has assigned Australian schools a B+ grade for their promotion, facilitation and encouragement of physical activity in 2018. In this article, we speak to a Lead Investigator of the report about what the grade means and how it can be improved.

Making music education engaging for all students
Making music education engaging for all students

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was recently named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year. In this article he shares how he engages students in music, how the Arts can encourage community connections and why he writes school musicals from scratch.

Promoting a positive performance culture
Promoting a positive performance culture

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year in 2018. In today’s article, he shares how he’s developed a positive performance culture that tackles performance anxiety at his South Australian school.

Teacher resources: The Orb – Aboriginal histories and cultures
Teacher resources: The Orb – Aboriginal histories and cultures

If you’ve ever felt out of your depth or a lack of confidence when preparing to teach a particular concept, topic or aspect of the curriculum, where did you turn to for help? One source of support is external expertise.

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