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Infographic: Top borrowed picture books

Each year, a list of the top 10 most borrowed picture books in Australia is released by the Civica Libraries Index. See which picture books made the list for 2018 in today’s infographic.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership
Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership

Welcome to the first episode of a new series. Teacher Staffroom is a chance for you to take some time out, on your own or with colleagues, to reflect on some of the content we’ve covered here at Teacher recently.

Early years learning: Applying literacy skills
Early years learning: Applying literacy skills

In his latest Teacher video, Greg Whitby speaks to Dale Yearsley about his approach to Year 2 Literacy at St Margaret Mary’s Primary in Merrylands. Yearsley and colleagues aim to extend students’ learning by using picture books that help them to apply their literacy skills across all key learning areas.

What you might learn from watching yourself teach
What you might learn from watching yourself teach

In today’s reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams shares how watching a video of yourself teach can be an uncomfortable experience in the beginning, but it’s a great opportunity to reflect, learn and improve.

Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth
Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth

Tom Bentley, Executive Director for Policy and Impact at RMIT University, reviews A Commitment to Growth: Essays in Education, by Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers
Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers

In this extract from his new book, Professor Adrian Piccoli – Director of the Gonski Institute for Education – discusses the importance of strong school-parent partnerships, and why parents need to cut teachers and principals some slack.

Room 3: Volume 8
Room 3: Volume 8

Once a fortnight the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019
‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019

Whether you’re after a timely theme to hook a Science unit on, or an opportunity to teach students about an historical event, this round up of significant themes and events in 2019 will have you covered.

Teacher’s podcast highlights for 2018
Teacher’s podcast highlights for 2018

In this special end of year episode, we take a trip down memory lane and select some of our favourite Teacher podcast moments from 2018.

Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead
Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead

A three-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruben is enriching the experience of school for many students at Quakers Hill High School. In today’s article, Ruben’s owner, Special Education Teacher Margie Beange, shares their story.

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