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Dinham on effective professional learning
Dinham on effective professional learning

Following his keynote address at the Excellence in Professional Practice Conference, Professor Stephen Dinham sat down with Teacher editor Jo Earp to share advice on effective professional learning.

Improving student writing using a continuum
Improving student writing using a continuum

In an effort to improve student writing, teachers at this New South Wales school developed a writing continuum for students in Kindergarten to Year 10.

Behaviour management: Focus on the 95 per cent
Behaviour management: Focus on the 95 per cent

Paul Dix asks educators to shift their first attention away from poor behaving students and instead focus on the behaviour of the 95 per cent of learners who are doing the right thing.

Being sensitive when marking student spelling
Being sensitive when marking student spelling

It’s important to be sensitive as to why students are making spelling mistakes, rather than simply handing back work covered in red marker, language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone says.

Teacher resources: Exploring themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’
Teacher resources: Exploring themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’

Themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’ are explored in the EYLF and Australian Curriculum. Little J & Big Cuz begins a conversation around these themes and provides teacher resources.

Addressing poor spelling habits with senior students
Addressing poor spelling habits with senior students

Language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone joins Teacher to discuss how educators can address poor spelling habits with senior school students.

Problem solving through collaboration
Problem solving through collaboration

Since Eltham High School began using a collaborative problem solving assessment tool to collect meaningful data, they now have a clear idea about students’ skills in both of these areas.

How to get primary students excited about spelling
How to get primary students excited about spelling

Language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone joins Teacher to discuss ways teachers can get primary school-aged children excited about spelling.

Measuring dexterity with this library archive gem
Measuring dexterity with this library archive gem

When digging in the ACER library archives we found the Crawford Small Parts Dexterity Test. In today’s video, editor Jo Earp gives it a go. Let’s see how she compares.

Play as a vehicle for learning
Play as a vehicle for learning

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, speaks to Donna Harding about play-based learning in the early years.