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Teacher’s bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom
Teacher’s bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom

‘I can see using this book as a springboard to have further discussion with students about the ways that sports and other aspects of culture have brought people together over time.’ Assistant Professor of Reading Education Jason DeHart shares how teachers can use the graphic novel Dragon Hoops in their classroom.

National Science Week: Celebrating science and technology with students
National Science Week: Celebrating science and technology with students

National Science Week is going to look a little different this year with pandemic restrictions still in place in various parts of the country. Here, we look at how three schools are celebrating science and technology in their communities. 

Researching Education: Five further readings on Indigenous literacy
Researching Education: Five further readings on Indigenous literacy

With Indigenous Literacy Day coming up, in this edition of Researching Education: Five further readings, we’re bringing you five resources that relate to Indigenous literacy.

Marking exams is good PD, but not all teachers can access it
Marking exams is good PD, but not all teachers can access it

Nathanael Reinertsen conducted a survey to gauge what Australian teachers think about marking large-scale assessments. In today's article, he shares some of the key findings from that survey, including why participants valued marking exams as good professional development.

Supporting students’ mental health needs
Supporting students’ mental health needs

Teachers are being invited to participate in a trial of an online mental health training program developed by the Black Dog Institute. It’s hoped the training will help educators identify and respond to changes in students’ mental health. Here, we speak to the Chief Investigator of the project.

Researching Education: Five further readings on digital literacy
Researching Education: Five further readings on digital literacy

In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is digital literacy.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Leadership and trust
Teacher’s bookshelf: Leadership and trust

In Principled, Dr Paul Browning draws on his own research and more than 20 years of school leadership experience to offer advice on ‘the 10 key practices that can help executives build and develop skills to become more trustworthy leaders’. This extract for Teacher readers is taken from the chapter titled ‘Offering trust’.

Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students’ learning
Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students’ learning

Literacy is a core set of skills that can help students overcome social and economic barriers and underpin success in everyday life. Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share recommendations for the development of good literacy skills among primary students.

My experience as a Learning Specialist
My experience as a Learning Specialist

The introduction of the Learning Specialist role, as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, has allowed experienced teachers to support colleagues to improve their practice, while still being able to remain in the classroom. In today’s reader submission, Nicole Kelly, a Learning Specialist at Ararat Primary School in Victoria, shares her experience.

National Science Week 2020: Planning with a difference
National Science Week 2020: Planning with a difference

National Science Week – an annual celebration of science and technology in Australia – is going to look a little different in schools this year due to COVID-19. The Australian Science Teachers Association coordinate school involvement in the event, and have had to make significant changes to what celebrations will look like this year.

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