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Teaching engineering in a primary school setting
Teaching engineering in a primary school setting

At a primary school in Melbourne, students learn the skills of engineering by building their own solar powered vehicles, a task which culminates in a race to see which vehicle runs the fastest. We speak to the Assistant Principal about how it’s enhancing student learning.

Assessing social and emotional skills
Assessing social and emotional skills

In this edited version of her presentation at ACER’s Research Conference Dr Sue Thomson looks at the assessment of social and emotional skills in an increasingly fast-changing and diverse world.

Continuous professional improvement for staff
Continuous professional improvement for staff

Research shows that outstanding schools place a priority on attracting, retaining and developing the best possible teachers. Julie Sonnemann, School Education Fellow at the Grattan Institute shares some of her latest research in this area.

Contribute your ideas in our annual reader survey
Contribute your ideas in our annual reader survey

We’re so pleased to announce our 2019 reader survey is now live. Each year, we ask our readers to provide feedback to the Teacher team on the content they enjoy consuming.

Culturally diverse children’s books
Culturally diverse children’s books

Teachers looking for culturally diverse Australian children’s books can search a new, free database, compiled by volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The searchable fields include Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework codes.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM
Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM

What a month we’ve had here at Teacher magazine! From Research Conference, to Science Week, to our very first live event with Dr Lyn Sharratt – there’s so much we’d like to look back on and share with you in today’s podcast.

Networking with local schools to improve teaching
Networking with local schools to improve teaching

To provide staff the opportunity to give and receive feedback, this Principal set out to develop close networks with other schools to increase staff interaction with their peers. As a result, student engagement and teacher confidence have improved.

Using picture story books in the classroom
Using picture story books in the classroom

In today’s reader submission, primary school teacher Melissa Wray shares the findings of her small-scale research project investigating how primary teachers use picture story books, and how it has influenced her own classroom practice.

Supporting students experiencing bereavement
Supporting students experiencing bereavement

How comfortable are teachers with addressing grief and loss with students? Findings from a recent trial has shown that just over two hours of training in bereavement can drastically improve a teacher’s confidence in supporting bereaved children and their families.

Teaching assistants in Australia
Teaching assistants in Australia

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.

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