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Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership
Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership

Welcome to the first episode of a new series. Teacher Staffroom is a chance for you to take some time out, on your own or with colleagues, to reflect on some of the content we’ve covered here at Teacher recently.

Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps
Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students are learning all about journeys and creating their own memory maps.

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 Q&A: Leading by example
Leadership Q&A: Leading by example

Principal Pauline Kubat from Epping Views Primary School shares her approach to collaborative leadership, how she overcomes daily challenges as a school leader, and insights into her experience in the Principal for a Day program.

Student voice: Developing student leadership programs
Student voice: Developing student leadership programs

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast have been working with staff at a Queensland high school to ensure student voice is an integral part in the development of student leadership programs.

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.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework
Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework

In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.

Professional Learning Teams in small schools
Professional Learning Teams in small schools

Principal Kerrie Russell explains why Professional Learning Communities with a particular focus on feedback were implemented at Alice Springs School of the Air, and how they could be set up with a small team of teaching staff.

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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