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How can children learn through play at school?
How can children learn through play at school?

A new study by the LEGO Foundation explores how children can learn through play beyond the early years, in order to develop a holistic set of skills along with academic knowledge, to thrive and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Science and Maths teacher wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize
Science and Maths teacher wins 2019 Global Teacher Prize

A Maths and Science teacher who gives away 80 per cent of his monthly salary to help his community has been named winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

Podcast special: Yasodai Selvakumaran on teaching Humanities
Podcast special: Yasodai Selvakumaran on teaching Humanities

Yasodai Selvakumaran has made the top 10 finalists for the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. We catch up with her to discuss her approach to teaching Humanities at her western Sydney school and how she builds confidence in her students.

Professional learning: Geography education
Professional learning: Geography education

Geography educator Susan Caldis has just returned from a two-week professional learning opportunity in Singapore, where she took part in the 2019 Outstanding Educator In Residence program.

Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day
Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day

A new report has assigned Australian schools a B+ grade for their promotion, facilitation and encouragement of physical activity in 2018. In this article, we speak to a Lead Investigator of the report about what the grade means and how it can be improved.

Feeling safe at school – what does the research say?
Feeling safe at school – what does the research say?

Most people would argue that children should feel safe at school. For some children, school is possibly the only place in which they feel safe. In her first column for 2019, Dr Sue Thomson explores student perceptions of school safety.

Infographic: Top borrowed picture books

Each year, a list of the top 10 most borrowed picture books in Australia is released by the Civica Libraries Index. See which picture books made the list for 2018 in today’s infographic.

Leadership: Creating a culture of learning
Leadership: Creating a culture of learning

Principal Lana Read says her involvement in the Certified Practising Principal program has not only made her a more reflective leader, but has also helped to create a better learning culture for staff, students and the wider community.

Making music education engaging for all students
Making music education engaging for all students

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was recently named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year. In this article he shares how he engages students in music, how the Arts can encourage community connections and why he writes school musicals from scratch.

Promoting a positive performance culture
Promoting a positive performance culture

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year in 2018. In today’s article, he shares how he’s developed a positive performance culture that tackles performance anxiety at his South Australian school.