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Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold
Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold

Professor Simone Reinhold joins Teacher to discuss inquiry based learning in primary mathematics, including the benefits of students working on a common task with differentiated outcomes, and the role of the educator in finding a balance between explorative and informative learning.

Dinham on knowing your students
Dinham on knowing your students

The best schools of all types know their students as learners and as people, according to Professor Stephen Dinham. In today’s video, he also discusses why students essentially want teachers who care and are fair.

Thinking differently about assessment with Professor Geoff Masters
Thinking differently about assessment with Professor Geoff Masters

In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss new ways of thinking about assessment.

Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic

Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.

Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks
Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks

A government advisory panel has recommended the introduction of national literacy and numeracy checks in Year 1 as a way of identifying students who need additional support. Here we take a closer look at the report, including the benefits and challenges raised by teachers and principals.

Using an action learning model
Using an action learning model

In this case study, staff at a Sydney high school share details of an action learning approach to professional learning and its impact on teachers and students.

Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders
Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders

Susan Lovett is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In this Q&A, Lovett joins Teacher to discuss what teacher leadership is, and why she believes it is a mistake to attribute school leadership activities only to those residing in formal roles.

Shifting the focus of NAPLAN
Shifting the focus of NAPLAN

The decision to move NAPLAN online provides an opportunity to place less emphasis on comparing the performances of schools and more emphasis on supporting student learning, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Q&A: Bev Flückiger on age-appropriate pedagogies
Q&A: Bev Flückiger on age-appropriate pedagogies

Following her session at Research Conference 2017, Associate Professor Bev Flückiger joins Teacher to share more on her research into age-appropriate pedagogies. In this Q&A, she discusses the importance of play and recognising the agency of children.

The power of reflective practice
The power of reflective practice

Simon Clarke, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, presented on the opening morning of Research Conference 2017 in Melbourne today, exploring the connections between leadership and learning.