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Teacher’s bookshelf: I’m the Principal
Teacher’s bookshelf: I’m the Principal

In their new book I’m the Principal, authors Stephen Dinham, Kerry Elliott, Louisa Rennie and Helen Stokes use the Australian Professional Standard for Principals as a framework to consider key aspects and contributors to principal learning, action, influence and identity. In this extract they are exploring what it means to be a principal and the stressors they face.

Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou
Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou was recently named the Global Teacher Prize winner. In this episode of Global Education, she speaks to Teacher about how her school partners with others in the community, why student voice is so important and how she supports the wellbeing of her students.

Connecting research to practice: Effective teaching
Connecting research to practice: Effective teaching

ACER’s Research Conference brings together leading education researchers from Australia and overseas. In today’s article, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the aims of the conference and this year’s theme – ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour
The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour

Associate Professor Lynn Barnett-Morris joins Teacher to discuss her longitudinal study The education of playful boys: class clowns in the classroom. For the last three years she’s been researching Kindergarten-aged children to determine how playfulness in the classroom is viewed by the children themselves, their classmates and their teachers.

School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader
School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader

Dr Danny Steele, Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in Alabama joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.

Assessing global competence
Assessing global competence

This year, for the first time, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) will assess global competence. In his latest Teacher column, OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher discusses what the assessment entails.

Teacher quality the priority for parents
Teacher quality the priority for parents

Parents in Australia say teacher quality is the most important factor when choosing a school for their child, and if their school had extra cash most would choose to spend it on more teachers or better pay for existing teachers, followed by more support staff.

Room 3: Volume 6
Room 3: Volume 6

Today the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

Civic knowledge, understanding and engagement
Civic knowledge, understanding and engagement

Australian students’ positive attitudes towards civic information, ideas and action, Indigenous cultures, and diversity have increased further according to new National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC) data, released today.

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