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School attendance and mental health disorders
School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in the secondary school years, according to a new study published in the Australian Journal of Education.

Teacher perspectives on using project-based learning
Teacher perspectives on using project-based learning

What are the enablers and challenges for high school teachers using a project-based learning approach in the classroom? In today’s reader submission, learning designer and educator Lisa Aitken shares findings from her research in New South Wales schools.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 3: Sharing expertise with your peers
Teacher Staffroom Episode 3: Sharing expertise with your peers

Here at Teacher, we’re always hearing from educators who are keen to contribute to the magazine and share their stories. So, in this episode we share some of the reader contributions we’ve published on Teacher this month.

The mental health of teachers
The mental health of teachers

The reality is, teaching can be really tough, and teachers, more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their students, can often put their own wellbeing last,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

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.

Leadership: Using evidence to improve practice
Leadership: Using evidence to improve practice

Undertaking professional learning as a principal has led Mandy Reynolds-Smith to not only improve her practice and progress to work at a systems level, but to also recognise her strengths as a leader.

Helping students transition from school to work
Helping students transition from school to work

A workplace placement program targeting Indigenous senior secondary students has helped improve school engagement and attendance. In this article, we look at a school which has all of their senior Indigenous students enrolled and how it’s having a positive effect school-wide.  

Teacher resources: Maths by inquiry in action
Teacher resources: Maths by inquiry in action

Year 4 teacher Andrew Noordhoff shares the success of an inquiry-based Mathematics lesson sequence he recently team taught. He discusses how he led students through the lesson, where some struggled and what elements of the lesson were effective.

Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school
Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school

Today’s article explores findings from a recent Australian study that examined two forms of social support from teachers and peers, and their role in reducing adolescent girls’ disengagement over three years of high school.

Teaching Methods: Co-teaching to improve student outcomes
Teaching Methods: Co-teaching to improve student outcomes

Principal Gail Smith discusses how co-teaching has improved outcomes for students at her school, how trusting co-teacher relationships are maintained and some possible hurdles to adopting the process.

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