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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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How art is drawing students to STEM

To address the decline in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) participation, experts are turning to innovative approaches to engage students in science.

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Implementing a cross-curricular approach

The phrase ‘cross-curricular’ is often referred to in schools. David Roy, a Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts, explores why it’s important and how it can be implemented.

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Building confidence through Creative Arts

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Brad Carroll, from St Mary MacKillop Primary in Penrith South, New South Wales, about the school’s Stage 2 Strings program.

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Focusing on the process, not just the product

Principal Susan Just reflects on the benefits and challenges of using a digital fabrication lab to engage girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths (STEAM).

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A body-based approach to teaching maths

Teacher takes a closer look at a project that sees artists working alongside teachers in the classroom to encourage students to take a more creative and physical approach to learning mathematics.

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Exhibitions Part 2: Student involvement

In the second part of our Q&A on staging a successful school exhibition, Kara Blond, Director of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, takes us through the roles and skills needed to stage and manage an exhibition.

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School exhibitions - tips for teachers

Teacher asks Kara Blond, Director of Exhibitions at the world-famous Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, for expert tips on how to stage an exhibition of student work.

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Film literacy – the power of images

Film literacy, as a field of academic interest, has far more to do with language education than it does with the films we see at the cinema.

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Building communication skills in Drama

In the Drama classroom, this educator uses real-life situations such as mock job interviews to help build her students’ communication skills.

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