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Pre-service teachers and creative writing
Pre-service teachers and creative writing

At the Art Gallery of Ballarat, a group of secondary school students, pre-service teachers and English teachers spend two-and-a-half days writing together in order to encourage creativity and improve students’ writing skills.

Video infographic: High frequency words used by young students
Video infographic: High frequency words used by young students

Oxford University Press compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. This video infographic looks at how the list has changed over time and some interesting gender differences.

Value and authenticity in teaching
Value and authenticity in teaching

ARIA Music Teacher of the Year and South Australian music teacher, Scott Maxwell, sits down with Teacher to unpack the importance of two qualities in teaching: value and authenticity.

Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for

Tax time is on the horizon. Can you claim for your wall display posters or prize rewards for students? What about that professional learning conference you went to on the holidays? We spoke to the Australian Taxation Office to find out.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 4: Mental health research
Teacher Staffroom Episode 4: Mental health research

We delve into recent mental health research in today’s episode of Teacher Staffroom, with quite a few recent studies pointing to the impact of mental health in a school setting.

Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning
Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning

Genazzano FCJ College’s Mary Jones shares her experience of being involved in a Data Collective with three other schools, and how the support of Lyn Sharratt has helped to strengthen staff use of data to drive learning and teaching.

Intervention programs: Emphasising progress
Intervention programs: Emphasising progress

Determined to lift the literacy and numeracy results of students at her school, special education teacher Jessica Colleu Terradas and her colleagues developed an intensive, individual instruction program for lower performing students.

Learning to read and explicit teaching
Learning to read and explicit teaching

Why do some children learn to read without explicit teaching? Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Professor Anne Castles explore in today’s reader submission.

The importance of instructional scaffolding
The importance of instructional scaffolding

Through an instructional scaffolding model, today’s article explores the importance of students taking responsibility for their learning and provides a practical framework for cultivating student independency and interdependency in the learning process.

School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success
School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success

Work in schools long enough and we all get to know the bitter experience of a good idea poorly executed. So, what makes the difference between good implementation and another missed opportunity?

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