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Teacher Staffroom Episode 15: Insights from experts
Teacher Staffroom Episode 15: Insights from experts

Teacher content draws on the wealth of knowledge and expertise that exists within the education community. This month, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with several experts in education on a range of different topics, and in today’s podcast, we take you through some of the highlights.

Supporting students with their reading
Supporting students with their reading

A recent study tracked the reading trajectories of children in Grades 1, 2 and 3. Alongside this, the concerns teachers held in relation to their reading, as well as the support they provided, were analysed. Here, the study’s authors discuss the implications of their findings for educators.

Expert Q&A: Supporting students with epilepsy
Expert Q&A: Supporting students with epilepsy

What is epilepsy? How does the condition impact on a student’s learning? And what do school leaders, teachers and anyone with a duty of care in K-12 settings need to know? In this Q&A, Teacher speaks to Wendy Groot, President of Epilepsy Australia, to find out more.

Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning
Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning

‘In this home-supported learning environment parents are being called upon to play a broader role in their children’s education. The role of the parent is not to replace the teacher in learning from home …’ Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share evidence on how teachers can work with parents to support students in a rapidly changing education landscape.

Student resilience and boosting academic buoyancy
Student resilience and boosting academic buoyancy

Does adversity lead to resilience or does resilience lead to less adversity? Professor Andrew Martin from the University of New South Wales and Professor Herb Marsh from Australian Catholic University explore this question in their latest study, share the findings and discuss the implications for teachers.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

School bullying victims’ perceptions of perpetrators
School bullying victims’ perceptions of perpetrators

How bullying victims perceive perpetrators and their behaviour is one consideration when choosing intervention strategies. A new study has looked at whether victims of bullying in Australian schools view the perpetrators as individuals or groups. 

Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.

Behaviour Management Episode 7: Effects of teacher praise and reprimands
Behaviour Management Episode 7: Effects of teacher praise and reprimands

Professor Paul Caldarella joins Teacher to discuss his three-year project that looked at the relationship between the praise-to-reprimand ratios and the extent to which students focused on class activities.

Coping with the pressures of teaching
Coping with the pressures of teaching

Teacher Ashley Emmerton and Associate Professor John Malouff share details of an international project aimed at providing teachers with strategies for coping with stress, and tips for one strategy – seeking social support.

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