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Changing the mental mantra to ‘I love maths’
Changing the mental mantra to ‘I love maths’

How do you teach students who say, ‘I hate maths’? Through an intensive, self-motivating brain-based program – and with the help of some Lego – as Dr Ragnar Purje explains.

Making the most of parent-teacher interviews
Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.

Classroom layout – what does the research say?
Classroom layout – what does the research say?

What effect do different classroom seating arrangements have on student participation? Should teachers or students decide who sits where? We take a look at what the research says.

The Research Files Episode 27: Improve learning and behaviour by engaging students
The Research Files Episode 27: Improve learning and behaviour by engaging students

Student disengagement in the classroom is widespread, according to a new Grattan Institute report. We sat down with the report’s co-author Julie Sonnemann to discuss the four school level recommendations that came out of this research.
 

Using personal best goal-setting and values driven action
Using personal best goal-setting and values driven action

Dr Jasmine Green and Professor Andrew Martin explore adolescent motivation and engagement using personal best goal-setting and values driven action.

The value of student competitions and awards
The value of student competitions and awards

Professor Leon Sterling explains why competitions and awards can, among other things, be a good outlet for students who excel and want to be challenged.

The effect of student tardiness on learning
The effect of student tardiness on learning

Several studies have shown that school tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes for both the late student and their classroom peers. Here, we explore the issue.

Building confidence through Creative Arts
Building confidence through Creative Arts

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Brad Carroll, from St Mary MacKillop Primary in Penrith South, New South Wales, about the school’s Stage 2 Strings program.

Engaging girls in engineering and science
Engaging girls in engineering and science

Greg Whitby speaks to one educator about his school’s programs which use real life tasks to get girls in Years 9 and 10 engaged in engineering and science.

School exhibitions - tips to involve all your students
School exhibitions - tips to involve all your students

In the second part of our Q&A on staging a successful school exhibition, Kara Blond, Director of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, takes us through the roles and skills needed to stage and manage an exhibition.