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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.

Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Teacher Staffroom Episode 6: Leaders in literacy
Teacher Staffroom Episode 6: Leaders in literacy

These past couple weeks at Teacher have been jam-packed. We welcomed a number of guests – from the eSafety commissioner to the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year – and we also featured a lot of content on the topic of literacy. Catch up on anything you might’ve missed in today’s podcast.

Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions
Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions

Student perceptions about the attitudes and behaviour of their peers can often be far from the reality. With this in mind, a new pilot project uses a social norms approach to address concerns about teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.

The Research Files Episode 52: Keeping students safe online
The Research Files Episode 52: Keeping students safe online

Keeping kids safe online is a constant challenge for parents and teachers. In today’s episode, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant shares common cyberbullying incidents that young people report to her office and where teachers can find helpful resources.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 5: International research
Teacher Staffroom Episode 5: International research

Teacher Staffroom takes a look at some of the research we’ve covered on Teacher this month including the latest TALIS results on the state of the teaching profession. We also share some exciting updates about the publication.

Global Education Episode 18: Students’ perceptions of school discipline
Global Education Episode 18: Students’ perceptions of school discipline

Dr Lotem Perry Hazan from the University of Haifa in Israel joins Teacher to discuss her study of lower primary school students, aged seven to 10, and their perceptions of due process in schools’ disciplinary procedures.

How will schooling change over the next 10 years?
How will schooling change over the next 10 years?

What are some pressing issues that educators are likely to face over the next decade? In 10 years, what will classrooms look like? And, what role will artificial intelligence have in changing the ways schools operate? Professor Neil Selwyn shares his insights.

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.

Video infographic: High frequency words used by young students
Video infographic: High frequency words used by young students

Oxford University Press compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. This video infographic looks at how the list has changed over time and some interesting gender differences.

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