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Resources: Film clips across the curriculum
Resources: Film clips across the curriculum

In his second article on cinema in school education, Marc Barrett aims to assist teachers with that most difficult of challenges, when it comes to hosting film clips in the classroom – that of clip selection.

Cinephelia – using cinema in education
Cinephelia – using cinema in education

In the first of two articles, Marc Barrett explores the work of Alain Bergala on the potential of short film clips to engage school students in learning across the curriculum.

Music educators recognised in national award nominations
Music educators recognised in national award nominations

The significant impact of music education on students has been recognised with the announcement of the four nominees in the running for the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Here, we take a look at the work of each nominee.

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’.

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