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An authentic STEM learning experience
An authentic STEM learning experience

On the day registrations open for the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, Science teacher Dr Grant Pusey explains how his school has engaged students in STEM and supported teams for the past three years to enter winning original games in the national event.

Leadership: Principal certification
Leadership: Principal certification

Highly effective school leaders continually look for opportunities to improve their own practice, and the quality of teaching and learning in their school. Certified Practising Principal is an independent professional certification that recognises accomplished principals.

Global nomination ‘an opportunity to represent all teachers’
Global nomination ‘an opportunity to represent all teachers’

This year there are two Australian educators in the Top 50 shortlist for the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we catch up with one of the finalists, Rooty Hill High School teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran.

Room 3: Volume 8
Room 3: Volume 8

Once a fortnight 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.

Behaviour Management Episode 5: Planning for positive behaviour
Behaviour Management Episode 5: Planning for positive behaviour

According to Dr Jeff Thomas in today’s podcast, the beginning of the school year is an amazing opportunity to build relationships with students and to establish explicit expectations around student behaviour. But he says, it’s important to plan for positive behaviour.

Infographic: My fifth Teacher alphabet

What do you need information on? Job interview tips? Report writing? Practical science experiments? High frequency words? The fifth Teacher alphabet brings you quick links to popular content that you might find useful.

Learning driven by students’ interests
Learning driven by students’ interests

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Katherine Stennett about how learning at Mother Teresa Primary is driven by students and their interests, and how staff work together to develop units of work based on this approach.  

‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019
‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019

Whether you’re after a timely theme to hook a Science unit on, or an opportunity to teach students about an historical event, this round up of significant themes and events in 2019 will have you covered.

Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture
Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture

Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.

Richard Gill: Music education
Richard Gill: Music education

The Muswellbrook Richard Gill National Music Academy, founded on the philosophy of the late Richard Gill AO, is set to open its doors to students at the beginning of 2020. We speak to Gill’s lifelong friend and the Chair of the interim board for the school, Kim Williams AM, about the vision for the school.

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