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Who inspires the world’s best teachers?
Who inspires the world’s best teachers?

To mark Australia’s celebration of World Teachers' Day, we asked Global Teacher Prize winner Maggie MacDonnell and top 10 finalist Ken Silburn, to reflect on the educators who inspired them most when they were students.

Building student confidence and self-esteem
Building student confidence and self-esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators. The technology allows teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, helping to build their confidence and self-esteem and re-engage with learning.

Delivering a challenging and engaging curriculum
Delivering a challenging and engaging curriculum

In the final instalment of our three-part series on curriculum implementation, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews reflects on the lessons learned throughout the process and offers advice.

Implementing a new curriculum
Implementing a new curriculum

In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.

Planning for implementing change
Planning for implementing change

In the first of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, including how staff underwent the planning process and some of the initial challenges they identified.

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.

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.

School Improvement Episode 10: Effective professional learning communities
School Improvement Episode 10: Effective professional learning communities

What does an effective professional learning community look like and how do you go about building one? Dr Lawrence Ingvarson discusses the Professional Learning Community Framework (PLCF) he's developed.

Ongoing professional learning – Lesson Study
Ongoing professional learning – Lesson Study

For well over a century, lesson study (jugyou kenkyuu) has been an important part of ongoing teacher training in Japan. Teacher finds out more about this collaborative professional learning model.

Leading school improvement - it’s difficult isn’t it?
Leading school improvement - it’s difficult isn’t it?

Why can it be so hard to generate improvement that is sustainable? Robert Marshall discusses.