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Mental health has never been more important
Mental health has never been more important

‘These are unprecedented times and teachers have done an incredible job adapting to the many challenges the pandemic has presented.’ In her latest Teacher article, Julia Gillard discusses how Australian schools have been putting a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing, and shares advice and resources to support staff, students and families.

Teaching methods: Teaching in a multi-age classroom
Teaching methods: Teaching in a multi-age classroom

Lisa Seewraj from Child Side Playgroup and School in Western Australia teaches a multi-age class of 23 students across Years 7-10. In today’s episode we discuss how she manages the classroom on a daily basis, the range of abilities that she caters for, and how she provides each student with the appropriate level of challenge to progress in their learning.

Young people and news media literacy
Young people and news media literacy

Family and teachers are seen to be the most trusted news sources for young people, and often act as a news filter for children and teens, according to new research from Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology. In today’s article we speak to the report’s lead author, Dr Tanya Notley.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 17: Let’s talk about maths
Teacher Staffroom Episode 17: Let’s talk about maths

Mathematics education has been a clear focus of our editorial content this month, and in this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we’re going to share some of the highlights. At the same time, we’ll be sharing some pieces on curriculum reform and requirements, as well as some contributions written by teachers, school leaders and researchers.

The Research Files Episode 60: Australian teenagers and financial literacy
The Research Files Episode 60: Australian teenagers and financial literacy

The Australian Council for Educational Research released a report this week that analyses Australian students' performance in the latest PISA Financial Literacy survey. In today’s podcast we’re joined by one of the report’s co-authors, Lisa DeBortoli, to discuss some of the key findings.

Researching Education: Five further readings on digital literacy
Researching Education: Five further readings on digital literacy

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 digital literacy.

Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students’ learning
Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students’ learning

Literacy is a core set of skills that can help students overcome social and economic barriers and underpin success in everyday life. Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share recommendations for the development of good literacy skills among primary students.

My experience as a Learning Specialist
My experience as a Learning Specialist

The introduction of the Learning Specialist role, as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, has allowed experienced teachers to support colleagues to improve their practice, while still being able to remain in the classroom. In today’s reader submission, Nicole Kelly, a Learning Specialist at Ararat Primary School in Victoria, shares her experience.

Infographic: Proficiency in financial literacy

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines student understanding about money matters. Here, we look at 15-year-old students’ understanding of and attitudes towards money in the 20 countries and economies that participated in this optional portion of the assessment in 2018.

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.

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