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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.

Supporting Indigenous children’s transition to school
Supporting Indigenous children’s transition to school

The animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz bolsters pride and identity in Indigenous children, along with supporting learners’ emotional wellbeing and teacher improvement, a study has found.

Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week
Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ In today’s article, we speak with a school on how they’re celebrating the week, and look at some official classroom resources that have been developed for all teachers.

Infographic: Teaching practices – Cognitive activation

In the latest cycle of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), participants were asked about their use of a range of teaching practices. Today’s infographic looks at the results for practices associated with cognitive activation.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces
Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces

In this extract from her new book, award-winning Teacher Librarian Megan Daley shares her tips for designing and stocking a dedicated recreational reading area in your classroom, and how to create inviting library spaces for your school.

Creative, curious and challenging thinking
Creative, curious and challenging thinking

In today’s reader submission, Dr John Langrehr discusses how teachers can develop student mindsets for ‘3C thinking’ and shares examples of questions and statements you can use in the classroom.

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.

Valuing multilingual students’ skills
Valuing multilingual students’ skills

Dr Jacqueline D’warte from Western Sydney University has been researching multilingualism in schools by actively involving teachers and students as co-researchers. Here, she shares their findings.

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.

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