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Australian teacher named among world’s top 50
Australian teacher named among world’s top 50

One teacher from Australia has been named alongside educators from 37 other countries in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2020. Here, we look at the work she’s doing in her school.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.

Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds
Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds

When seeking ways to improve students’ academic outcomes, sometimes teachers and school leaders fail to ask for input from those who can offer perhaps the most important perspective – the students themselves.

Leadership Q&A: A curriculum reform initiative for 2020
Leadership Q&A: A curriculum reform initiative for 2020

Assumption College in Kilmore has been implementing a curriculum reform initiative called ‘myMAP’ for the beginning of the 2020 school year. In today’s Q&A, Vaughan Cleary, Deputy Principal of Learning and Teaching, explains how it works in practice and supports students on their individual learning journeys.

Senior school maths choices and first year university pass rates
Senior school maths choices and first year university pass rates

Choosing the correct level of senior school mathematics can boost a student’s chances of doing well in the first year of maths and science courses at university. That’s one of the takeaways from a new Australian study.

Teaching students to read an analogue clock
Teaching students to read an analogue clock

Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares three activities she uses in her classroom to teach students to read time on an analogue clock, and to help those who struggle with the concept of elapsed time.

Five qualities of great teachers
Five qualities of great teachers

What makes a teacher great? In our latest reader submission, David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), explores some of the characteristics that great teachers have in common.

The Research Files Episode 56: John Munro on gifted education
The Research Files Episode 56: John Munro on gifted education

Dr John Munro joins Teacher to discuss gifted learners – in particular, how to identify these learners, how to understand their learning needs and how to encourage them to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond.

Documentary filmmaking in the classroom
Documentary filmmaking in the classroom

Drawing on students’ enthusiasm and engagement with the medium of film, David Chapman decided to introduce a documentary filmmaking unit in his Year 7 English lessons. Here, he explains how he did it and shares tips for other educators.

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