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Improving student writing skills
Improving student writing skills

‘How quick we are as teachers to put our students on the spot to write a complete narrative piece and wonder why we are constantly plagued with, “I can't think!”. South Australian primary school teacher Bec Drozdoff explains how she tackles this challenge in her writing lessons.

Musical leaders in the early years
Musical leaders in the early years

How do the personal musical preferences and practices of early childhood educators shape children’s educational and cultural experiences and understandings? Norwegian researchers have identified five informal roles they term ‘musical pathfinders’.

Teaching phonological awareness skills
Teaching phonological awareness skills

How do preschool services support children to develop language and literacy skills and help them get ready for school? A recent study has explored this question and provides some practical literacy activity ideas.

Connecting the school to the community
Connecting the school to the community

The Executive Principal of Hillvue Public School implemented multiple school improvement initiatives to improve student engagement at the school. In this article, he shares some successful strategies he implemented.

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.

Teacher Talks Episode 1: Dr Lyn Sharratt on Learning Walks and Talks
Teacher Talks Episode 1: Dr Lyn Sharratt on Learning Walks and Talks

In the first episode of Teacher Talks, Dr Lyn Sharratt sits down with Rebecca Vukovic to discuss a powerful school leadership approach, Learning Walks and Talks, in front of a live audience of teachers and school leaders in Melbourne.

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.

Teaching in contemporary learning spaces
Teaching in contemporary learning spaces

Julia Atkin discusses how a teacher’s perception of their own role can influence their design approach when it comes to creating learning environments which shift from a teacher-centric classroom to a learner-centric space.

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.

The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years
The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years

A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.

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