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High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect
High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect

Professor Nan Bahr thinks there’s a lot that educators can learn from Winnie the Pooh and his mates. Here, she reflects on the journey of Piglet to illustrate why we need to turn our considerations for teaching upside down to enable us to better address the needs of learners for lifelong resilience and success.

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.

The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education
The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education

Dr Carol Newall from Macquarie University joins Teacher to talk about her latest study, which investigates how a child’s gender impacts an adult's perception of their ability and their enjoyment of Science.

Student anxiety about schoolwork
Student anxiety about schoolwork

Australian high school students experience higher levels of schoolwork-related anxiety than their OECD peers, according to a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed
Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed

Dr Lyn Sharratt explores three practical learning, teaching and leading approaches – writing to improve critical literacy skills, bump-it-up walls, and collaborative assessment of student work – that each support teachers’ focus on creating critically literate graduates.

Professional learning: Implementing collaborative learning teams
Professional learning: Implementing collaborative learning teams

At Bradshaw Primary School in the Northern Territory, the use of Professional Learning Communities has included implementing Collaborative Learning Teams (CLTs) in order to improve the reading results of students.

Curriculum integration of digital citizenship
Curriculum integration of digital citizenship

For teachers and students at St Columban’s College, digital citizenship isn’t a one-off lesson or a bolt-on program delivered at a set time of the year. It’s at the heart of the curriculum, in all subjects and across all year levels.

School Improvement Episode 18: Supporting primary Science teachers
School Improvement Episode 18: Supporting primary Science teachers

At Warrigal Road State School in Brisbane, the focus on inquiry learning in Science was an identified area of improvement. Lead Science teacher Brett Crawford explains what Science education was like before he began mentoring teachers, and shares details of a couple of his budget-friendly experiments.

Educating students for their future, not our past
Educating students for their future, not our past

In his final Teacher column of the year, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher argues the biggest risk to schooling today isn’t its inefficiency, but that our way of schooling is losing its purpose and relevance.

STEM: What’s holding females back?
STEM: What’s holding females back?

Dr Sue Thomson addresses three broad areas that may hold females back from participation in STEM subjects in school and in entering these careers, providing teachers with the knowledge to address the underlying issues.

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