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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.

Video

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.

Video

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.

Short articles

Exhibitions Part 2: Student involvement

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.

Long reads

School exhibitions - tips for teachers

Teacher asks Kara Blond, Director of Exhibitions at the world-famous Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, for expert tips on how to stage an exhibition of student work.

Short articles

A hands-on approach to science

How incorporating hands-on tasks has increased engagement in one educator’s science classroom.

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Motivation and engagement

How much does student motivation and engagement change over the course of a day, a week, and a month at school? How much does motivation and engagement vary from student to student?

Short articles

Adding options and making a difference

When it comes to seating arrangements, are you a fan of the horseshoe? Rows of desks? One educator shares a strategy that's working in her classroom.

Video

Building communication skills in Drama

In the Drama classroom, this educator uses real-life situations such as mock job interviews to help build her students’ communication skills.

Short articles

Sharing the written word

Engaging in discussion about books was something this educator believed would be of benefit to her extension literacy students. So, she began an online shared reading space.

School community