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Researching school-industry STEM partnerships
Researching school-industry STEM partnerships

Has your school been thinking about or working to develop STEM lessons? Are you contemplating building connections with industry? Our latest reader submission shares details of research exploring the impact of school-industry partnerships.

School Improvement Episode 25: Developing student character and leadership capabilities
School Improvement Episode 25: Developing student character and leadership capabilities

The Knox School’s Allan Shaw and Ben Righetti join Teacher to discuss the Character and Leadership Model that was implemented at the school between 2017 and 2020. It aims to foster the development of young people of character who will be ethical citizens and community leaders and involved a redesign of camps, excursions and community-based learning.

Researching Education: Five further readings on creative thinking
Researching Education: Five further readings on creative thinking

In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is creative thinking.

Learning in lockdown – an international perspective
Learning in lockdown – an international perspective

In today’s article, Kate Hill – an Australian teacher from Melbourne who is currently teaching Year 7 and 8 English at Braeburn School in Nairobi, Kenya – gives an international perspective on learning during the pandemic.

The state of education globally – insights from PISA 2018
The state of education globally – insights from PISA 2018

‘[It] is worrying that in one-third of countries and economies that participated in PISA 2018 more than one in two students said that intelligence is something about them that they can’t change very much.’ In his new Teacher column Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, discusses insights from PISA 2018.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 15: Insights from experts
Teacher Staffroom Episode 15: Insights from experts

Teacher content draws on the wealth of knowledge and expertise that exists within the education community. This month, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with several experts in education on a range of different topics, and in today’s podcast, we take you through some of the highlights.

Student wellbeing: Understanding different COVID-19 experiences
Student wellbeing: Understanding different COVID-19 experiences

‘In school communities we are indeed “all in this together” however, that does not mean one context fits all.’ In today’s article, Dr Helen Street discusses the importance of acknowledging students’ different experiences, the need for positive relationships, and providing opportunities for autonomy and agency.

Q&A: Establishing an Indigenous language program
Q&A: Establishing an Indigenous language program

At Mossman in Queensland, a local Indigenous language called Kuku Yalanji was at risk of being lost. Now all students at Mossman State School learn the language and in this article, language teacher Sharon Case shares how the language program was developed.

Supporting students with their reading
Supporting students with their reading

A recent study tracked the reading trajectories of children in Grades 1, 2 and 3. Alongside this, the concerns teachers held in relation to their reading, as well as the support they provided, were analysed. Here, the study’s authors discuss the implications of their findings for educators.

Teacher’s bookshelf: A post-apocalyptic novel blending life and literature
Teacher’s bookshelf: A post-apocalyptic novel blending life and literature

‘[My former students] were proclaiming that “Station Eleven is becoming real!”.’ Here, Ben Tiffen shares how Emily St John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel is an opportunity for teachers to choose a study text drawing on students’ recent experiences.

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