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Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions
Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions

Student perceptions about the attitudes and behaviour of their peers can often be far from the reality. With this in mind, a new pilot project uses a social norms approach to address concerns about teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.

Sparking student curiosity
Sparking student curiosity

In the first of two articles, New South Wales Science and Maths teacher Michelle Lucas shares an approach she’s developed to drive student agency and improve learning skills.

The lasting effect of educating girls
The lasting effect of educating girls

Improving educational opportunities has a far greater reach than just the benefits for that individual child. ‘This is particularly the case for educating girls and young women,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Infographic: Top sports by gender

A recent survey has revealed the top five sports for boys and girls in Australia at different age groups. See how the popularity in physical activities differs between genders in today’s infographic.

The Research Files Episode 53: Building a school reading culture
The Research Files Episode 53: Building a school reading culture

How do schools go about building a supportive reading culture? To answer this question, Dr Margaret Merga went straight to the source – teacher librarians – to gain their valuable insights into the factors that enable and constrain the development of a whole school reading culture. Here, we explore her findings.

Behaviour management: Self-regulated learning and wellbeing
Behaviour management: Self-regulated learning and wellbeing

Dr Karen Peel from the University of Southern Queensland shares findings from her new research that explores teaching for self-regulated learning, and shares her decision-making matrix informing a self-regulatory approach to classroom behaviour management.

Teaching coding in a purposeful way: Episode 5
Teaching coding in a purposeful way: Episode 5

In his final update for Teacher, Year 6 teacher Ben Wynne reflects on his experience as a mentor for the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge and how he successfully led coding lessons with students.

Staff wellbeing: Teacher targeted bullying and harassment
Staff wellbeing: Teacher targeted bullying and harassment

New research from La Trobe University sheds light on teacher perspectives of being bullied and harassed by students and parents at schools in Australia. We take a look at the impact this is having on the wellbeing of educators across the country.

Room 3: Volume 9
Room 3: Volume 9

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement library archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from yesteryear.

The Research Files Episode 52: Keeping students safe online
The Research Files Episode 52: Keeping students safe online

Keeping kids safe online is a constant challenge for parents and teachers. In today’s episode, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant shares common cyberbullying incidents that young people report to her office and where teachers can find helpful resources.

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