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Teacher Staffroom Episode 20: School improvement initiatives
Teacher Staffroom Episode 20: School improvement initiatives

Changing school practices means everyone working together – leaders, teachers, support staff, students, parents and the wider community – toward the goal of improving outcomes for students. In today’s podcast, we share some recent Teacher highlights on the topic of school improvement.

Preparing all students for bushfire season
Preparing all students for bushfire season

Media coverage of the Californian wildfires has evoked reminders of Australia’s past bushfires and prompted discussion about the coming season. In today’s article Patrice O’Brien, Chief Community Officer at Beyond Blue, discusses why talking about bushfires with your students, no matter where your school is located, can help ease anxiety.

Music teachers recognised for their impact
Music teachers recognised for their impact

The annual Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award recognises the substantial impact of music teachers from across the country. This year’s four nominees have just been announced. Here, we take a look at their stories.

Researching Education: Five further readings on student wellbeing
Researching Education: Five further readings on student wellbeing

Issues of anxiety, stress and mental health can affect students at any age, so having strategies in place to support students through these challenges is important. Here, we take you through five resources related to student wellbeing.

Teacher Survey: Wellbeing, leadership and navigating COVID
Teacher Survey: Wellbeing, leadership and navigating COVID

Our annual Teacher reader survey has just concluded for another year. As your responses have been coming in, we have been making note of your suggestions and requests, and have been reading about your experiences with the challenges of this pandemic. You’ve also let us know how you’re taking care of your own wellbeing outside of work.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 19: Encouraging staff collaboration
Teacher Staffroom Episode 19: Encouraging staff collaboration

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we discuss the contributions we’ve published on Teacher this month, including a piece on collaborative reflective practice, and another on developmental rubrics improving student learning. We also share some highlights from our latest podcast episodes.

Improving teacher practice through collaborative reflection
Improving teacher practice through collaborative reflection

The Collaborative and Reflective Practices Program at Brisbane’s Villanova College aims to improve teaching practice by bringing teachers together, to allow them to collaborate and discuss the impact they have on their students, and implement new strategies with the support of their peers.

Virtual reality and social and emotional learning
Virtual reality and social and emotional learning

Secondary school students in New South Wales will be participating in a trial of a social and emotional learning course, which includes the use of virtual reality. The immersive course aims to equip students with tangible skills to increase their emotional fitness and here, we speak to the school involved in the trial.

The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM
The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

Which is more creative, the Arts or the sciences? Professor David Cropley from the University of South Australia joins Teacher for today’s podcast to discuss this question and to delve into his research into whether any specific differences exist between creativity in the Arts and creativity in STEM.

School Improvement Episode 26: Using technology to enhance STEM learning
School Improvement Episode 26: Using technology to enhance STEM learning

Queensland educator Chris Buswell is passionate about integrating technology into science. He’s partnered with local universities and schools overseas to improve student outcomes in STEM and joins us in today’s podcast episode to discuss his work.  

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