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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.

ICT Literacy in the classroom
ICT Literacy in the classroom

Every three years, a sample of Year 6 and 10 students in Australia are tested on their ICT Literacy. The scoring scale has six achievement levels. So, what activities might students at different levels be able to confidently complete?

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.

Creativity and movable playground equipment
Creativity and movable playground equipment

Dr Brendon Hyndman from Charles Sturt University shares his latest research into how mobile school playground facilities can enhance students' creativity by increasing the number of play options and variables available during outdoor learning.

‘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.

Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50
Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50

Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. They were selected from over 10 000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.

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.

Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?
Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?

In the third article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard highlight some of the observations that they’ve made in their early analysis of teacher comments on school reports.

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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