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Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced
Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced

Three Australian teachers have just been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2018. Who made the shortlist for the US $1 million prize? Find out in today’s article.

Mental health biggest issue for youth
Mental health biggest issue for youth

Mental health is now the number one national concern for young people in Australia, according to Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey – the first time in its 16 year history. Coping with stress, body image and depression also take out three of the top four spots in the list of personal concerns.

Civics and citizenship education
Civics and citizenship education

The second cycle of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study has recorded an increase in student support of gender equality and equal opportunities for all ethnic and racial groups.

Secondary English – creating book trailers
Secondary English – creating book trailers

Exposing students to a range of books and authors and helping them to create their own texts has provided the perfect opportunity for educators at St Aloysius College to teach them about digital copyright and the proper use of online resources.

Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool
Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, her class has learned how to play a traditional Indigenous bush game.

Phil Beadle on ‘how do we systematise this?’
Phil Beadle on ‘how do we systematise this?’

Earlier this year, Phil Beadle spent a month in Australia conducting one-day workshops to share his expertise in literacy and behaviour management with Australian educators. In his first contribution for Teacher, he shares his response to the question he was asked most while on tour.

Who inspires the world’s best teachers?
Who inspires the world’s best teachers?

To mark Australia’s celebration of World Teachers' Day, we asked Global Teacher Prize winner Maggie MacDonnell and top 10 finalist Ken Silburn, to reflect on the educators who inspired them most when they were students.

Building student confidence and self-esteem
Building student confidence and self-esteem

Online learning environments have been a game changer for Australian distance educators. The technology allows teachers to provide one-to-one support and immediate feedback to students who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, helping to build their confidence and self-esteem and re-engage with learning.

STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students
STEM challenge gets a great reaction from students

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, now in its fourth year, is open to students in Years 5-12.  Students used the theme of 'reaction' as their inspiration as they went about designing, building and testing an original video game – from first idea to final product. Here are the six winners for 2017.

Integrating Arts and Science in the classroom
Integrating Arts and Science in the classroom

‘Consider any Arts or Science concept and try to find no link between the two.’ David Roy discusses how the Arts can help develop a creative mindset within STEM learning.