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Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.

Elevating the teaching profession
Elevating the teaching profession

In his new Teacher column, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher outlines several strategies for elevating the teaching profession, including strengthening professional autonomy, trust and the collaborative culture.

Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’
Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’

This year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) required students to measure and choose the ‘best hospital’. Here, Ross Turner explores how teams from Australia approached the task.

Principal reflections: The Harvard experience
Principal reflections: The Harvard experience

New South Wales public school principal Hamish Woudsma recently returned from the professional learning trip of a lifetime – a six-day school leadership course at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In today’s article, he shares what he learned during his time in Boston.

Podcast special: Teacher celebrates its 100th episode
Podcast special: Teacher celebrates its 100th episode

Teacher magazine celebrates its 100th podcast by taking a closer look at some of our audio highlights over the last four years. Stay tuned for more from John Fleming, Dr Bill Rogers, and more.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice
Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and what they might look like in practice. Today we explore the role of education research and evidence in driving practice and innovation to improve student outcomes.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Lessons from things adolescents (almost) never say
Lessons from things adolescents (almost) never say

Adolescence presents developmental challenges across the social, physical, and emotional dimensions of the lives of young people. Professor Nan Bahr uses contemporary research to guide teachers in their support for a stronger and more positive transition through the murky adolescent years.

Developing research capacity in teachers
Developing research capacity in teachers

In this program, a group of experienced primary school teachers have become practitioner researchers, focusing on strengthening their practice and improving outcomes for students. Program facilitators Dr Hilary Emery and Dr Neil Saunders share their experience of working with these teachers.

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.  

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