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Global Teacher Prize: David Calle

A decade ago, Spanish teacher David Calle began uploading videos of simple maths lessons to YouTube to provide students, many of whom can’t afford private tutoring, with additional support beyond the traditional classroom.

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Feedback to support lifelong learning

To develop lifelong learners, the overarching goal of feedback should be to support the ability of students to self-monitor and self-regulate. However, not all feedback is equal.

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Changing the mental mantra to ‘I love maths’

How do you teach students who say, ‘I hate maths’? Through an intensive, self-motivating brain-based program – and with the help of some Lego – as Dr Ragnar Purje explains.

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Science ed – surviving the zombie apocalypse

How can educators help to enhance students’ scientific literacy? A museum-based creative science education program may offer some answers.

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An integrated approach to maths and science

Could some of the strategies being used as a way to get more students into STEM learning actually be making the gap wider? That’s what one teacher found on a study trip to the US.

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Tackling the ‘learning styles’ myth

You’ve probably heard the claim that you learn better when information is presented in your preferred ‘learning style’. Where did this neuromyth come from? Dr Tanya Vaughan explains.

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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.

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TIMSS and PISA 2015: Disadvantage an issue

Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.

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Role modelling breaks down gender barriers

Queensland educator Ricky Sinclair breaks down gender barriers and motivates girls to continue with STEM subjects by introducing them to inspirational female role models who work in IT.

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Daraprim students – a lesson in perseverance

The achievements of Sydney high school students who replicated the active ingredient in price-hike drug Daraprim is a tale of resilience and perseverance.

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