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Teacher prize recognises the world’s best

The Global Teacher prize awards US $1 million to an exceptional educator who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. Here, we take a look at those who made the coveted top 10 shortlist.

Infographics

Infographic: Classroom seating arrangements

Are you ‘old school’ when it comes to your classroom seating layout? Do you prefer small groups or an arrangement that leaves space in the middle? Here are just a few of the many (many) variations out there.

Long reads

Classroom layout – what the research says

What effect do different classroom seating arrangements have on student participation? Should teachers or students decide who sits where? We take a look at what the research says.

Short articles

Virtual reality and careers education

Academics believe virtual reality could open up exciting possibilities in the area of careers education, offering authentic learning experiences to prepare students for work and tertiary study.

Audio

Podcast: Improving learning and behaviour

Student disengagement in the classroom is widespread, according to a new Grattan Institute report. We sat down with the report’s co-author Julie Sonnemann to discuss the four school level recommendations that came out of this research.
 

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Classroom observation and feedback

Last year Christine Cawsey and Dr Tony Loughland discussed five key questions around observing a class and giving feedback. Today, they return to the final three questions.

Short articles

Digital resources – from consumer to curator

Dr Chris Campbell explains how a new digital resource project is encouraging educators and students to become curators, rather than just consumers, of teaching and learning content.

Short articles

The ‘granny’ network supporting students

It’s Technology Week here at Teacher. Today we take a look at the Granny Cloud network that’s supporting students in remote locations across the globe.

Audio

Behaviour Management Ep1: Dr Bill Rogers

Our guest for this first episode of the new series on Behaviour Management is Dr Bill Rogers. He shares his expertise on effective teaching, stress management, colleague support and teacher welfare.

Short articles

Building a professional learning community

Having a strong school professional learning community benefits students and teachers alike, but how do you go about building one?

School community