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Modelling the molecule of life
Modelling the molecule of life

Modular kits can help students in the science classroom understand molecules, processes and forces that cannot be seen. Here, educator Britt Gow reviews a few ready-made kits.

Step in the right direction
Step in the right direction

In the second of two articles exploring Indigenous education in a Navajo community, editor Jo Earp finds out how cultural traditions are used to assess learning.

Evidence – a key driver for improvement
Evidence – a key driver for improvement

Educators are embarking on a two year journey to evaluate fresh approaches through school-based research and share effective practice across sectors.

Up against the clock
Up against the clock

Australian educators believe insufficient time to prepare for lessons and a lack of skills are hindering the use of ICT in teaching and learning, a new study suggests.

Professional learning: From engagement to impact
Professional learning: From engagement to impact

Our latest reader submission explores the need to strengthen links between teacher professional learning and improved student outcomes.

The Research Files Episode 6: Sandra Pattison and Tham Lu
The Research Files Episode 6: Sandra Pattison and Tham Lu

In Episode 6 of The Research Files, Teacher speaks to Sandra Pattison and Tham Lu about an NCVER report that explores whether school characteristics influence student engagement of 15-year-olds.

Placing importance on relationships
Placing importance on relationships

In follow-up to our article on Indigenous student retention, Teacher editor Jo Earp talks to the co-founder of a school in the US that could offer inspiration to educators here.

Australia’s ageing teacher workforce
Australia’s ageing teacher workforce

A survey of Australian teachers and principals has revealed an ageing workforce, which researchers warn has significant implications for succession planning.

School Improvement Episode 4: Ray Boyd, West Beechboro Primary School
School Improvement Episode 4: Ray Boyd, West Beechboro Primary School

We speak to Ray Boyd, Principal of West Beechboro Primary School in Perth. Since taking on his role, he has introduced a Professional Recognition Program to support staff learning and student outcomes have improved significantly.

Suicide prevention in practice
Suicide prevention in practice

Suicide is a significant public health issue due to its serious social, emotional and economic consequences.  So, what can schools do? Three experts discuss.