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Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture
Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture

Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.

Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead
Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead

A three-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruben is enriching the experience of school for many students at Quakers Hill High School. In today’s article, Ruben’s owner, Special Education Teacher Margie Beange, shares their story.

Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?
Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?

In the third article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard highlight some of the observations that they’ve made in their early analysis of teacher comments on school reports.

Infographic: Student anxiety

Schoolwork-related anxiety and test anxiety have a negative impact on student academic performance and wellbeing. The 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) surveyed 15-year-olds about schoolwork-related anxiety.

Richard Gill: Music education
Richard Gill: Music education

The Muswellbrook Richard Gill National Music Academy, founded on the philosophy of the late Richard Gill AO, is set to open its doors to students at the beginning of 2020. We speak to Gill’s lifelong friend and the Chair of the interim board for the school, Kim Williams AM, about the vision for the school.

Stress, school and mental health top concerns for youth
Stress, school and mental health top concerns for youth

Stress, school or study problems and mental health are the top three personal concerns for Australian teenagers according to new survey data.

A whole-school early commencement program
A whole-school early commencement program

Keeping students engaged in the last few weeks of the school year can be a challenge, but at Ivanhoe Grammar School, a whole-school Early Commencement Program has helped keep students switched on and learning.

Building capacity as a leader
Building capacity as a leader

Over the summer holidays, English teacher Victoria McLure flew to Uganda to build her capacity as a leader in her teaching role. In this article, we explore how collaborating with educators from different backgrounds increased her leadership capacity.

Tackling a whole-school timetable
Tackling a whole-school timetable

The end of the school year is approaching, and among the countless tasks educators are already busy with in anticipation for the first day of term in 2019 is the whole-school timetable. For secondary schools in particular, coordinating it can be challenging.

The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education
The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education

Dr Carol Newall from Macquarie University joins Teacher to talk about her latest study, which investigates how a child’s gender impacts an adult's perception of their ability and their enjoyment of Science.