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The importance of the school staffroom
The importance of the school staffroom

A school staffroom is the place in which educators spend the majority of their non-teaching school time. In today’s article, a West Australian principal shares why he believes a staffroom is important for improving staff wellbeing, and building a sense of community and connectedness.

The importance of explicit handwriting instruction
The importance of explicit handwriting instruction

Early years classroom practitioners need to devote more time to teaching writing, including explicit handwriting instruction, according to research findings from an Australian study.

Students committed to a sustainable future
Students committed to a sustainable future

It’s STEM month at Teacher magazine and to coincide with National Science Week, we speak with Lara Pratt from Kincumber High School. In the lead up to National Science Week, her students have been conducting water quality tests and macroinvertebrate surveys down at their local waterway.

Room 3: Volume 5
Room 3: Volume 5

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement library archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from yesteryear.

Share your thoughts in this year’s reader survey
Share your thoughts in this year’s reader survey

The 2017 Teacher reader survey is now live. We invite you to not only share your feedback or suggestions for future stories, but to also let us know how you’re using Teacher articles, videos, podcasts and infographics in your role as an educator.

Indigenous voice in education
Indigenous voice in education

A new Australian Education Review argues active engagement of Indigenous families and communities is critical to addressing Indigenous education disadvantage.

Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling
Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling

In an effort to better reach students who aren’t engaged in reading, writing and storytelling, staff at this New South Wales school decided to run a literary festival for Year 7 students, inviting a range of different authors, poets, cartoonists, illustrators and performers to run workshops on the day.

School leadership – taking a hands-on role
School leadership – taking a hands-on role

As a principal, do you roll up your sleeves and get involved alongside your teachers when implementing school improvement programs? Research shows a hands-on approach develops strong collaborative support.

Combining samples of student work with rubrics
Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.

Leadership – the courage to change practice
Leadership – the courage to change practice

Meeting a target is one thing, but achieving it while also reaching the goal of equity and excellence requires school leaders to be courageous. It's not just down to the principal, middle leaders need to be part of that strategy if it is to be successful.