29 January 2019
Every three years, a sample of Year 6 and 10 students in Australia are tested on their ICT Literacy. The scoring scale has six achievement levels. So, what activities might students at different levels be able to confidently complete?
25 January 2019
Once a fortnight the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.
23 January 2019
In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.
22 January 2019
Students in Year 6 and Year 10, from a sample of schools in Australia, have been assessed on their ICT literacy abilities. The results have recently been released and show that females significantly outperformed males.
17 January 2019
Principal Kerrie Russell explains why Professional Learning Communities with a particular focus on feedback were implemented at Alice Springs School of the Air, and how they could be set up with a small team of teaching staff.
15 January 2019
In today’s reader submission, teacher educators Dr Dawn Castagno-Dysart and Dr Bryan Matera consider the importance of learner persistence and the role of both teacher and student in the ‘productive struggle’.
07 January 2019
Whether you’re after a timely theme to hook a Science unit on, or an opportunity to teach students about an historical event, this round up of significant themes and events in 2019 will have you covered.
13 December 2018
Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. They were selected from over 10 000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.
12 December 2018
Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.
06 December 2018
The Muswellbrook Richard Gill National Music Academy, founded on the philosophy of the late Richard Gill AO, is set to open its doors to students at the beginning of 2020. We speak to Gill’s lifelong friend and the Chair of the interim board for the school, Kim Williams AM, about the vision for the school.