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Making music education engaging for all students
Making music education engaging for all students

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was recently named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year. In this article he shares how he engages students in music, how the Arts can encourage community connections and why he writes school musicals from scratch.

Promoting a positive performance culture
Promoting a positive performance culture

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year in 2018. In today’s article, he shares how he’s developed a positive performance culture that tackles performance anxiety at his South Australian school.

Podcast Special: Dylan Wiliam on effective questioning in the classroom
Podcast Special: Dylan Wiliam on effective questioning in the classroom

In the latest Teacher podcast, we catch up with Dylan Wiliam to talk about effective questioning in the classroom, including the benefits of a no hands up policy, a classroom display called ‘the parking lot’, and planning your lesson around hinge questions.

School Improvement Episode 19: Being a new school leader
School Improvement Episode 19: Being a new school leader

UK educator Craig Heeley landed his first ever Head Teacher role at the beginning of this year and he’s been sharing his experiences with the world via Twitter. In today’s podcast, he discusses strategies he’s using to get to know the staff, parents and students in his school community, and the role of mentoring.

Infographic: Student motivation in schooling

In a UNICEF Australia national survey, secondary students were asked for their views about the education system. What aspects of school do they feel positive about? What motivates them to succeed? Find out in today’s infographic.

Motivation and improved student outcomes
Motivation and improved student outcomes

Dr Alison Davis from Vision Education New Zealand sits down with Teacher magazine’s Dominique Russell to discuss the importance of understanding motivation from a student’s perspective.

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.

High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect
High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect

Professor Nan Bahr thinks there’s a lot that educators can learn from Winnie the Pooh and his mates. Here, she reflects on the journey of Piglet to illustrate why we need to turn our considerations for teaching upside down to enable us to better address the needs of learners for lifelong resilience and success.

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.  

Geography Q&A: Sharing knowledge and experiences
Geography Q&A: Sharing knowledge and experiences

Geography educator Susan Caldis is about to embark on the professional learning opportunity of a lifetime, travelling to Singapore to take part in the 2019 Outstanding Educator In Residence program.

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