04 September 2019
Teachers looking for culturally diverse Australian children’s books can search a new, free database, compiled by volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The searchable fields include Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework codes.
03 September 2019
What do you need information on? Effective classroom questioning techniques? How to build a reading culture at your school? Inclusive transition programs? Building staff expertise? The sixth Teacher alphabet brings you quick links to popular content that you might find useful.
02 September 2019
Julia Atkin discusses how a teacher’s perception of their own role can influence their design approach when it comes to creating learning environments which shift from a teacher-centric classroom to a learner-centric space.
29 August 2019
Rob Proffitt-White shares his experiences working on a large-scale, research informed professional development project and the conditions necessary to scale it up to involve a large number of schools and teachers.
13 August 2019
Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.
05 August 2019
Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of New South Wales, John Sweller, has spent decades researching cognitive load theory, and says there are a large number of instructional procedures teachers can employ to lessen extraneous cognitive load.
29 July 2019
Why should cognitive load theory be of interest and importance to K-12 teachers? Emeritus Professor John Sweller has been fundamental to the formulation of cognitive load theory, and in this Q&A he outlines the essential components of cognitive load theory for educators.
22 July 2019
Improving educational opportunities has a far greater reach than just the benefits for that individual child. ‘This is particularly the case for educating girls and young women,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.
01 July 2019
‘The quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers.’ In his new column, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher explores responses from TALIS 2018 where teachers around the globe share their views on the state of the teaching profession.
26 June 2019
Nigel Brito decided to embark on the journey to become a Certified Practising Principal because he recognised the importance of formally demonstrating his skills and experience as a school leader.
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