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Curriculum requirements: Continuing learning post COVID-19
Curriculum requirements: Continuing learning post COVID-19

Due to the disruption to education caused by COVID-19, school leaders and teachers are considering how best to meet curriculum and assessment requirements for the rest of the 2020 school year. Here, we look at the official advice given to educators across the country on where some flexibility would be appropriate.

Mathematical language across the curriculum
Mathematical language across the curriculum

In today’s reader submission Lanella Sweet, Extension and Enrichment Teacher at Wesley College in Melbourne, shares examples of classroom investigations designed to help students understand and develop their use of mathematical language, and its links with other areas of the curriculum.

Towards a new curriculum
Towards a new curriculum

‘The current New South Wales school curriculum is in need of reform. That was the clear message from state-wide consultations and submissions to my review.’ In his latest Teacher column, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses three aspects of the curriculum identified as being in need of reform.

Landscape architecture: spaces for learning
Landscape architecture: spaces for learning

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects announced the winners of the 2020 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards this month, highlighting the importance of landscape on play and learning. In today’s article we look at the school winners from the education and health category.

Implementing a structured writing program
Implementing a structured writing program

Southbank International School in London introduced a structured writing program in the primary years to improve students’ narrative writing. In today’s article, teacher Stefanie Waterman explains what they learned throughout the process.

Researching Education: Five further readings on creative thinking
Researching Education: Five further readings on creative thinking

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 creative thinking.

Learning in lockdown – an international perspective
Learning in lockdown – an international perspective

In today’s article, Kate Hill – an Australian teacher from Melbourne who is currently teaching Year 7 and 8 English at Braeburn School in Nairobi, Kenya – gives an international perspective on learning during the pandemic.

Tax tips for teachers 2020 – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers 2020 – what you can and can’t claim for

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people have been working from home than ever before, including educators. So as we begin preparing our 2019/2020 tax returns, are there any new things we should be considering when working out what we can and can’t claim for? Teacher spoke to Australian Taxation Office Assistant Commissioner Karen Foat to find out more.

Using research to inform student welfare programs
Using research to inform student welfare programs

As a Year 8 Advisor at a secondary school in New South Wales, David Williams works with students on their wellbeing and social and emotional development. He uses Teacher magazine to stay informed about the latest research on student welfare.

Art education: Using new resources and skills
Art education: Using new resources and skills

In the second of two articles, Kate Coleman and Abbey MacDonald explore some of the resources to eventuate from the creative pressure cooker circumstances of the COVID-19 lockdown, and how they can be used to maximise studio time and learning into the future.

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