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Teachers awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching
Teachers awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

Each year, a primary and secondary school educator are named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. The 2019 winners have just been announced, and here we look at how they’re improving Science learning in their schools.

Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia
Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia

Each year, around one million students sit the University Entrance Test in Indonesia. Delivering an online test to so many students isn’t without its challenges. In this article, we take a closer look at how the test is run.

Supporting a positive body image in students
Supporting a positive body image in students

Body image issues can affect anyone, but many still think of it as a female issue. We speak to the National Manager of Prevention Services at The Butterfly Foundation about an educator’s role in supporting all students – particularly boys – and their body image.

Using Teacher to support your professional practice
Using Teacher to support your professional practice

Our annual reader survey has just concluded for another year, and we’re already acting on your feedback and suggestions. In this article, we share how some of you are using Teacher to support your practice.  

Researching education: Five further readings on 21st Century skills
Researching education: Five further readings on 21st Century skills

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 21st Century skills.

Improving student writing skills
Improving student writing skills

‘How quick we are as teachers to put our students on the spot to write a complete narrative piece and wonder why we are constantly plagued with, “I can't think!”. South Australian primary school teacher Bec Drozdoff explains how she tackles this challenge in her writing lessons.

Musical leaders in the early years
Musical leaders in the early years

How do the personal musical preferences and practices of early childhood educators shape children’s educational and cultural experiences and understandings? Norwegian researchers have identified five informal roles they term ‘musical pathfinders’.

A learning culture for the digital world – something to learn from Moscow?
A learning culture for the digital world – something to learn from Moscow?

'While people have different views on the role that digital technology can and should play in schools, we cannot ignore how digital tools have so fundamentally transformed the world outside of school,'  OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher writes in his new column.

Teaching phonological awareness skills
Teaching phonological awareness skills

How do preschool services support children to develop language and literacy skills and help them get ready for school? A recent study has explored this question and provides some practical literacy activity ideas.

Connecting the school to the community
Connecting the school to the community

The Executive Principal of Hillvue Public School implemented multiple school improvement initiatives to improve student engagement at the school. In this article, he shares some successful strategies he implemented.

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