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So you want to be creative?

A creative person will possess skills such as critical thinking and divergent thinking, will be able to imagine at higher levels than those around them. Veronica Harris explains how you can plan for and assess creativity in your classroom.

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Podcast: Hidden qualities of quality teaching

Nan Bahr delivered the closing keynote address at last month’s EPPC. We share highlights from that keynote, titled ‘Personal attributes: Developing the hidden qualities in quality teaching’.

Video

Behaviour management: Focus on the 95%

Paul Dix asks educators to shift their first attention away from poor behaving students and instead focus on the behaviour of the 95 per cent of learners who are doing the right thing.

Long reads

Getting fractions right for the wrong reasons

Many students get the correct answers to mathematics tasks, even though their thinking is incorrect. Teachers need to be aware of the possible misconceptions their students may have.

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Trauma informed practice in action

This school implemented trauma informed practice to support learners with a refugee background, but it’s an approach that’s benefiting all students, staff and parents.

Short articles

Teaching tips Volume 3: Behaviour management

Here, UK-based behaviour management instructor Paul Dix shares advice to help with tricky behavioural situations that may arise in your classroom.

Short articles

Championing maths by inquiry

A new Australia-wide initiative promoting innovative approaches to mathematics teaching and learning that engage and challenge students is on the hunt for hundreds of teacher champions.

Long reads

Andreas Schleicher debunks education myths

In his first Teacher column of 2017, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher debunks some of the myths about what makes a successful education system.

Short articles

Implementing project-based learning

A new research review offers some practical pointers for teachers and recommendations for successful adoption of the student-centred approach to project-based learning.

Long reads

Teaching Methods: Field trips

She’s been called a ‘true rockstar teacher’ – geoscientist Suzy Urbaniak has planned and led 45 Australian and international field trips. Here, she shares her tips in a Q&A with Teacher editor Jo Earp.

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