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Music educators recognised in national award nominations
Music educators recognised in national award nominations

The significant impact of music education on students has been recognised with the announcement of the four nominees in the running for the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Here, we take a look at the work of each nominee.

Evidence-informed parental engagement
Evidence-informed parental engagement

How can schools best work with parents to support students and improve their learning? Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel explore two evidence-based recommendations from a new guidance report for Australian practitioners, and share practical examples of action.

Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment
Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment

Can simple prompts help encourage more trainee teachers to apply for placements in rural and remote schools? In today’s Q&A we speak to Dr Karen Tindall, a Senior Adviser at the Behavioural Insights Team Australia about a trial in New South Wales.

Contribute your ideas in our annual reader survey
Contribute your ideas in our annual reader survey

We’re so pleased to announce our 2019 reader survey is now live. Each year, we ask our readers to provide feedback to the Teacher team on the content they enjoy consuming.

Networking with local schools to improve teaching
Networking with local schools to improve teaching

To provide staff the opportunity to give and receive feedback, this Principal set out to develop close networks with other schools to increase staff interaction with their peers. As a result, student engagement and teacher confidence have improved.

Infographic: School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental disorders are a significant cause of absence, particularly in high school, a new examination of data from the Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing shows. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results across Years 1-12.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 4: Mental health research
Teacher Staffroom Episode 4: Mental health research

We delve into recent mental health research in today’s episode of Teacher Staffroom, with quite a few recent studies pointing to the impact of mental health in a school setting.

Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing
Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing

Issues with school attendance at South Coast Baptist College are followed up early and consistently by teachers at the West Australian school. This all forms part of their school-wide approach to wellbeing.

Instructional leadership: Refining the model
Instructional leadership: Refining the model

A year on from his professional learning experience at Harvard University, Hamish Woudsma shares which elements of the course he’s been able to embed into the teaching and learning at his school.

School attendance and mental health disorders
School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in the secondary school years, according to a new study published in the Australian Journal of Education.

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