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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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Canadian educator wins $1 million prize

A teacher who has spent the last six years working in a fly-in Inuit village in the Canadian arctic has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize.

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Classroom layout – what the research says

What effect do different classroom seating arrangements have on student participation? Should teachers or students decide who sits where? We take a look at what the research says.

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A positive transition – 10 key strategies

In today's article Donna Cross and Leanne Lester from the University of Western Australia discuss 10 key strategies to enhance student transition to secondary school.

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Podcast: Improving learning and behaviour

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.
 

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Personal best goals and values driven action

Dr Jasmine Green and Professor Andrew Martin explore adolescent motivation and engagement using personal best goal-setting and values driven action.

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A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during a trip to south-east Africa.

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Anti-bullying strategies and their impact

New research explores how Australian schools are addressing issues of bullying and cyber bullying and the perceived effectiveness of the strategies used.

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Infographic: Student health and wellbeing

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project surveyed 5400 students in Year 4, 6 and 8, asking them about their lives and wellbeing during this crucial period. Here are some of the findings.

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Changing parent perceptions of teaching

The co-authors of an annual Australian study say involving parents more in the day-to-day learning of their children could help to change perceptions about teachers’ capabilities.

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