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Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking
Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking

Why is it important to teach algorithmic thinking skills? Is algorithmic thinking the same as coding? Educators Greg Breese and David Shigrov answer these questions and more in today’s Q&A.

Global Teacher Prize: Eddie Woo on reducing students’ maths anxiety
Global Teacher Prize: Eddie Woo on reducing students’ maths anxiety

The Global Teacher Prize awards US $1 million each year to one teacher who has made a remarkable impact as an educator. In today’s article, we speak to Australia’s Top 10 finalist Eddie Woo about helping students overcome maths anxiety and see the connections between mathematics and their life outside of the classroom.

Reimagining the teaching profession
Reimagining the teaching profession

‘… teachers talked about how they can prepare today’s students for their future, rather than for our past.’ Teacher columnist Andreas Schleicher shares details of discussions from the recent Qudwa Global Teachers’ Forum, which brought together 800 educators.

Authentic teacher professional learning
Authentic teacher professional learning

In this case study, educators from New South Wales outline the development of a teacher professional learning program, run in tandem with a whole school focus on project-based learning.

Becoming a Highly Accomplished teacher
Becoming a Highly Accomplished teacher

What does a Highly Accomplished teacher look like? And, what do you need to do to become one? These were two of the questions posed by New South Wales educator Anne Gripton before she embarked on her journey to become certified Highly Accomplished.

A different way to organise the school curriculum
A different way to organise the school curriculum

There are good reasons to rethink how we organise the school curriculum. An alternative would be to structure the curriculum as a sequence of proficiency levels unrelated to age or year level, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

A school’s focus on educational research
A school’s focus on educational research

When Greg Ashman took on a job at Ballarat Clarendon College, he was immediately impressed by the school’s focus on research. This inspired to him to pursue a PhD in instructional design and led him to his current role as Head of Research at the school. In today’s Q&A, we find out more about the role.

Designing and implementing a STEM elective
Designing and implementing a STEM elective

Brisbane’s Parklands Christian College has introduced a new STEM Studies elective for Year 10. Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science Kristie Schulz explains the course design and implementation process.

How does oral vocabulary knowledge help children learn to read?
How does oral vocabulary knowledge help children learn to read?

It is not well understood by researchers precisely how oral vocabulary helps children learn to read new words. In today’s article Macquarie University’s Signy Wegener and Distinguished Professor Anne Castles discuss some exciting findings from their research that sheds light on this issue.

Strategies to help children build resilience
Strategies to help children build resilience

A new research-based practice guide, released today by beyondblue, seeks to provide teachers, families and other professionals with everyday strategies to build resilience in young people and teach them to think positively.