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Sharing good practice: Gonski and effective induction processes
Sharing good practice: Gonski and effective induction processes

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here we explore effective induction practices for early career teachers.

Students’ sense of belonging at school
Students’ sense of belonging at school

Australian 15-year-olds were asked about their sense of belonging at school for the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. Here, we look at some of the Australian results and how they compare with other countries.

STEM learning in the early years
STEM learning in the early years

How early should educators be introducing children to the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and engaging them in STEM-related learning activities? An Australia-wide research project is zeroing in on preschool.

School leadership: A co-principalship model
School leadership: A co-principalship model

Gunbalanya School, on the edge of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, is jointly led by an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Principal. In today’s article we find out more about this successful co-principalship model.

Miss Chen’s blog: Recognising our fears
Miss Chen’s blog: Recognising our fears

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students discuss their fears and we learn new strategies to begin to overcome them.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing
Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing

In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.

Connecting research to practice: Effective teaching
Connecting research to practice: Effective teaching

ACER’s Research Conference brings together leading education researchers from Australia and overseas. In today’s article, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the aims of the conference and this year’s theme – ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2018
National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

Today is National Simultaneous Storytime, where the same picture book will be read by schools and libraries across the country at the same time. Here, a teacher librarian from Hobart College speaks to Teacher about why her secondary school is participating in the event.

Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education
Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education

Teacher takes a sneak peek at Andreas Schleicher’s new book World Class: How to build a 21st-century school system. This extract discusses the development of capable education leaders.