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Pre-service teachers and managing professional placements during COVID-19
Pre-service teachers and managing professional placements during COVID-19

How have the COVID-19 school restrictions affected pre-service teachers and their ability to complete their professional placements while students are learning remotely? We speak to Associate Professor Miriam Tanti, from Australian Catholic University, about how pre-service teachers have used it as an opportunity to develop a unique set of skills, knowledge and undestanding so early in their careers.

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.

Starting a teaching career during COVID-19
Starting a teaching career during COVID-19

Many experienced teachers will have had to draw on their knowledge of good classroom practice to navigate the move to remote teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for beginner teachers like Savannah Epskamp, starting a teaching career in the middle of the pandemic was a whole unique challenge in itself.

Learning through play – classroom examples
Learning through play – classroom examples

ACER researchers Dr Amy Berry, Kellie Picker and Rachel Parker discuss some of the characteristics of playful learning at school, share examples of classroom practice, and explain how Australian teachers can contribute to our understanding of learning through play in the classroom.

Researching Education: Five further readings on early childhood education
Researching Education: Five further readings on early childhood education

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores early childhood education. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including open access research papers from various online databases, and Teacher archive content you might not have come across yet.

Podcast: How schools have adapted to ‘emergency remote teaching’
Podcast: How schools have adapted to ‘emergency remote teaching’

In today’s podcast we’re talking with Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy about continuity of teaching and learning during COVID-19, trying to understand and mitigate the impacts on student outcomes, how schools have adapted to ‘emergency remote teaching’, and how the experience could lead to future changes and innovations in practice.

Teacher’s bookshelf: A post-apocalyptic novel blending life and literature
Teacher’s bookshelf: A post-apocalyptic novel blending life and literature

‘[My former students] were proclaiming that “Station Eleven is becoming real!”.’ Here, Ben Tiffen shares how Emily St John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel is an opportunity for teachers to choose a study text drawing on students’ recent experiences.

The Research Files Episode 58: Pasi Sahlberg on Growing Up Digital
The Research Files Episode 58: Pasi Sahlberg on Growing Up Digital

Professor Pasi Salhberg from the Gonski Institute at UNSW Sydney joins Teacher to discuss the findings from Phase 1 of the Growing Up Digital Australia study. It’s an ongoing research project that explores how the widespread use of media and digital technologies is impacting the wellbeing, health and learning of Australian children.

Teacher’s bookshelf: STEM clubs in primary
Teacher’s bookshelf: STEM clubs in primary

STEM Education in Primary Classrooms uses research from Australia and New Zealand as a base for exploring how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is being integrated into classroom practice. This exclusive extract for Teacher readers shares a case study of a successful STEM club at a Queensland school.

COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school
COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school

‘For some, this transition will be filled with as much anxiety as the first day of school or the school year.’ In this reader submission, Dr Carl Leonard and Dr Gail Brown provide tips and suggestions for teachers and leaders to help manage the transition for all students, and particularly those with additional needs.

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