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Teacher Staffroom Episode 16: Sharing learning activities
Teacher Staffroom Episode 16: Sharing learning activities

At Teacher magazine, we love to share innovative and research-based classroom activities from educators across Australia and the world. In today’s podcast, we take take you through some of the engaging learning activities educators have been using during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning in lockdown – teachers as designers
Learning in lockdown – teachers as designers

As educators in Australia return to face-to-face teaching, and schools around the world grapple with new ways of working to provide continuing support to students during the pandemic restrictions, readers have been getting in touch to share what’s been happening in their own context.

Q&A: A school’s commitment to reconciliation
Q&A: A school’s commitment to reconciliation

Maclean High School has a strong commitment to reconciliation and a proud history of developing deep, ongoing relationships with local Elders and community members. This was recognised in late-2019 when they were named winners of the Narragunnawali Awards from Reconciliation Australia in the schools category.

Making lessons more physically active
Making lessons more physically active

Researchers have assessed the impact of physically active lessons on students’ educational, health and cognition outcomes. They found that implementing physical activity into classroom lessons has a positive impact on some domains.

Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys
Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys

In this episode, we hear how building positive relationships feeds into behaviour management strategies at Dapto High School in New South Wales, and how an additional focus on the wellbeing of male students includes the school volunteering for the Top Blokes mentoring program and creating a new staff role – Boys’ Mentor.

Leading a small school
Leading a small school

School leadership is a complex role, and leading a small school can present its own challenges. Experienced school leader Alasdair Maclean has spent his career in small schools. Reflecting on what he’s learned, he tells Teacher that building productive relationships is crucial.

Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project
Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project

In Teacher’s latest reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams discusses student agency and shares details of a project at her own school that offers teens a learning experience that’s relevant to their own lives and gives them the opportunity to work with community experts.

Girls’ confidence in sport and mathematics
Girls’ confidence in sport and mathematics

New research is uncovering how girls’ participation in sport is proving to be a lot lower than boys. In this video, we take a look at how girls’ confidence in sport, and other aspects of schooling, differs to boys’ confidence.

Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions
Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions

Student perceptions about the attitudes and behaviour of their peers can often be far from the reality. With this in mind, a new pilot project uses a social norms approach to address concerns about teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.

Infographic: Top sports by gender

A recent survey has revealed the top five sports for boys and girls in Australia at different age groups. See how the popularity in physical activities differs between genders in today’s infographic.

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