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Silburn scores a high five from global prize

This year promises to be something special for science teacher Dr Ken Silburn, who is the only Australian teacher to have made the top 50 finalists in the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

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.

Short articles

Discovering contemporary maths and science

Linking pre-service and classroom practitioners with experts in the real world has led to the development of resources to support maths and science teachers in Australian schools.

Long reads

Data walls to target whole school improvement

Catholic schools in Western Australia are drawing upon the expertise of international curriculum consultant Lyn Sharratt to target whole school improvement.

Short articles

Changing parent perceptions of teaching

The co-authors of an annual Australian study say involving parents more in the day-to-day learning of their children could help to change perceptions about teachers’ capabilities.

Audio

School Improvement Ep8: Professional autonomy

Teacher sat down with Professor Brian Caldwell to discuss his new book The Autonomy Premium, which explores the link between student achievement and autonomy in school management.

Video

Managing tricky student behaviour

Behaviour management instructor Paul Dix shares five principles of scripted intervention you can follow when navigating challenging classroom behaviour.

Long reads

Bringing classroom discussions to life

Robust classroom discussions require careful planning, clear purpose, strong question design, and meaningful connections to ensure they have a lasting impact beyond the classroom.

Short articles

Accessing and recording professional learning

A new report explores how teachers are accessing professional learning, how it’s impacting on their practice, and some of the challenges in meeting the requirements.

Long reads

Julia Gillard – why education cannot wait

In her first article for Teacher magazine, Julia Gillard outlines the priorities of the new Education Cannot Wait campaign and calls on Australian educators to lend their expertise to the cause.

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