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Supporting students experiencing bereavement
Supporting students experiencing bereavement

How comfortable are teachers with addressing grief and loss with students? Findings from a recent trial has shown that just over two hours of training in bereavement can drastically improve a teacher’s confidence in supporting bereaved children and their families.

Teaching assistants in Australia
Teaching assistants in Australia

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.

Using data to respond to student needs
Using data to respond to student needs

In today’s article, we find out how leaders and teachers at a Canberra primary school are using a range of data to identify and meet the needs of children from preschool – to great effect.

Sparking student curiosity
Sparking student curiosity

In the first of two articles, New South Wales Science and Maths teacher Michelle Lucas shares an approach she’s developed to drive student agency and improve learning skills.

The lasting effect of educating girls
The lasting effect of educating girls

Improving educational opportunities has a far greater reach than just the benefits for that individual child. ‘This is particularly the case for educating girls and young women,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Teacher resources: Social emotional learning
Teacher resources: Social emotional learning

An animated TV series designed to smooth the transition to school for Indigenous children is proving to be a valuable resource for social emotional learning for all at a school in South Australia.

Supporting Indigenous children’s transition to school
Supporting Indigenous children’s transition to school

The animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz bolsters pride and identity in Indigenous children, along with supporting learners’ emotional wellbeing and teacher improvement, a study has found.

Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week
Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ In today’s article, we speak with a school on how they’re celebrating the week, and look at some official classroom resources that have been developed for all teachers.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces
Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces

In this extract from her new book, award-winning Teacher Librarian Megan Daley shares her tips for designing and stocking a dedicated recreational reading area in your classroom, and how to create inviting library spaces for your school.

Gifted learners and career choices
Gifted learners and career choices

New research examines the career decision-making process of gifted students from low socioeconomic backgrounds for the first time. The lead author of the report explains the significance of the research findings and the implications for educators.

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