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Podcast special: Yasodai Selvakumaran on teaching Humanities
Podcast special: Yasodai Selvakumaran on teaching Humanities

Yasodai Selvakumaran has made the top 10 finalists for the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. We catch up with her to discuss her approach to teaching Humanities at her western Sydney school and how she builds confidence in her students.

Trends shaping education
Trends shaping education

‘Education must be prepared to change with technology.’ In his first Teacher column for 2019, Andreas Schleicher takes a look at trends in education and how they will impact the future lives and work of young people.

The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning
The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning

Dr Joann Fildes, Head of Research and Evaluation at Mission Australia, joins Teacher to talk about the results of the 2018 Youth Survey and how schools can use the survey data to inform student wellbeing planning.

Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture
Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture

Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.

Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

Action research: Physical activity and student writing
Action research: Physical activity and student writing

Teachers Leah Carter and Hugo Engele are undertaking a two-year action research project to investigate the impact of physical activity on student writing ability. Here, they share the research aims and what has happened so far.

Students’ motivation to succeed at school
Students’ motivation to succeed at school

Australian students are more motivated to succeed at school than their OECD peers, but results from a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research show high levels of motivation do not necessarily correspond to high performance.

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.

What sort of schools have the best access to teachers?
What sort of schools have the best access to teachers?

One of the main resources in schools is teachers, and in this column Dr Sue Thomson looks at the provision of teachers to advantaged and disadvantaged students in Australia.

Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz
Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz

Animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families, has been recognised at the 2018 Logie Awards.