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School attendance and mental health disorders
School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in the secondary school years, according to a new study published in the Australian Journal of Education.

Teacher resources: Cyber security
Teacher resources: Cyber security

A series of cyber security challenges are being taught to students in Years 7-10 across Australia. Here, Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy James Curran discusses what’s involved in the first challenge.

Sleep education improving student sleep habits
Sleep education improving student sleep habits

A UK sleep education study that enlisted teachers to educate students about healthy sleep behaviour has seen students pick up some healthier sleep habits. Dr Chris Harvey joins us to discuss the results of the study and some of the wider implications.

Learning to read and explicit teaching
Learning to read and explicit teaching

Why do some children learn to read without explicit teaching? Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Professor Anne Castles explore in today’s reader submission.

The Research Files Episode 50: Principal work hours and wellbeing
The Research Files Episode 50: Principal work hours and wellbeing

Associate Professor Philip Riley discusses the latest results from the Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, and the impact that long work hours are having on principals’ wellbeing, their family life and their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Teacher perspectives on using project-based learning
Teacher perspectives on using project-based learning

What are the enablers and challenges for high school teachers using a project-based learning approach in the classroom? In today’s reader submission, learning designer and educator Lisa Aitken shares findings from her research in New South Wales schools.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 3: Sharing expertise with your peers
Teacher Staffroom Episode 3: Sharing expertise with your peers

Here at Teacher, we’re always hearing from educators who are keen to contribute to the magazine and share their stories. So, in this episode we share some of the reader contributions we’ve published on Teacher this month.

The mental health of teachers
The mental health of teachers

The reality is, teaching can be really tough, and teachers, more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their students, can often put their own wellbeing last,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity the students are exploring how toys are designed and making some of their very own.

Creating original video games with students: Episode 2
Creating original video games with students: Episode 2

In his latest video for Teacher, Year 6 teacher Ben Wynne discusses how he’s set students up for this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, pitching the idea to his Principal and embedding the challenge into the curriculum.

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