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Sharing good practice: Gonski and effective induction processes
Sharing good practice: Gonski and effective induction processes

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here we explore effective induction practices for early career teachers.

Becoming a fully registered teacher
Becoming a fully registered teacher

Are you currently going through the process of achieving full teacher registration? Is it something you hope to do soon? In today’s Q&A we speak to a teacher who is partway through preparing for proficient certification status, and her principal about his mentoring tips for teachers.

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.

Creating a positive practicum experience
Creating a positive practicum experience

In our latest reader submission, two supervising teachers and two pre-service teachers who worked together in Semester One 2017 reflect on the elements that helped drive a positive practicum experience for everyone involved.

The Research Files Episode 30: The highs and lows of practicum
The Research Files Episode 30: The highs and lows of practicum

An Australian study shines a spotlight on the highs and lows of the practicum experience from the perspective of pre-service drama teachers. Dr Christina Gray discusses her findings.

A whole school mentoring program
A whole school mentoring program

At Kadina Memorial School, on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, everyone going into a new role is given a mentor – from new graduates who are just joining, to experienced practitioners.

The Research Files Episode 27: Improve learning and behaviour by engaging students
The Research Files Episode 27: Improve learning and behaviour by engaging students

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.
 

Key advice for beginner teachers
Key advice for beginner teachers

When you started out in the teaching profession, what did you find particularly challenging? In today’s video, Melanie Boyd shares three pieces of advice for beginner teachers – including a tip for maintaining a home life free from work tasks.

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.

The Research Files Episode 20: Recruitment and retention of Indigenous educators
The Research Files Episode 20: Recruitment and retention of Indigenous educators

Teacher speaks to Peter Johnson about efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators in Australian schools.