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Room 3: Volume 5
Room 3: Volume 5

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement library archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from yesteryear.

Share your thoughts in this year’s reader survey
Share your thoughts in this year’s reader survey

The 2017 Teacher reader survey is now live. We invite you to not only share your feedback or suggestions for future stories, but to also let us know how you’re using Teacher articles, videos, podcasts and infographics in your role as an educator.

Indigenous voice in education
Indigenous voice in education

A new Australian Education Review argues active engagement of Indigenous families and communities is critical to addressing Indigenous education disadvantage.

Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling
Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling

In an effort to better reach students who aren’t engaged in reading, writing and storytelling, staff at Cherrybrook Technology High School in New South Wales decided to run a literary festival for Year 7 students.

School leadership – taking a hands-on role
School leadership – taking a hands-on role

As a principal, do you roll up your sleeves and get involved alongside your teachers when implementing school improvement programs? Research shows a hands-on approach develops strong collaborative support.

Combining samples of student work with rubrics
Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.

Leadership – the courage to change practice
Leadership – the courage to change practice

Meeting a target is one thing, but achieving it while also reaching the goal of equity and excellence requires school leaders to be courageous. It's not just down to the principal, middle leaders need to be part of that strategy if it is to be successful.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Tools for school leaders
Teacher’s bookshelf: Tools for school leaders

In this extract from her new book Action and Reflection Tools for Busy School Leaders, Pam Ryan explores the importance of communication and trust.

An innovative approach to LOTE
An innovative approach to LOTE

The Wonders of the World program at Encounter Lutheran College encourages students to connect with their own family histories and experiences as part of their LOTE studies.

The real-world application of maths learning
The real-world application of maths learning

In the second of three articles, we find out more about the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) and the participation of Australian schools.