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School Improvement Episode 20: Vocational training and career pathways
School Improvement Episode 20: Vocational training and career pathways

Tasmanian educator Steve Harrison discusses the hands-on skills that students are learning through the vocational training offered at his school, as well as the broader ‘soft skills’ that they could apply to any future employment opportunities.

Professional learning: Geography education
Professional learning: Geography education

Geography educator Susan Caldis has just returned from a two-week professional learning opportunity in Singapore, where she took part in the 2019 Outstanding Educator In Residence program.

Room 3: Volume 8
Room 3: Volume 8

Once a fortnight the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

Collecting evidence for full teacher registration
Collecting evidence for full teacher registration

Collecting evidence to become a fully registered teacher is a requirement for teachers in the first years of their career. But what does this evidence actually look like? A new report from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia provides a WA perspective.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and encouraging student voice
Sharing good practice: Gonski and encouraging student voice

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here, we explore the idea of students having a voice and being partners in their own learning.

Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education
Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education

Teacher takes a sneak peek at Andreas Schleicher’s new book World Class: How to build a 21st-century school system. This extract discusses the development of capable education leaders.

Could marking exams improve your professional practice?
Could marking exams improve your professional practice?

Teachers are often encouraged to take up opportunities to mark external exams or tests. There is extra money to be earned, but they are also often told that it is good professional development. But what do people mean when they say that, and what parts of your professional practice does marking help to develop?

Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms
Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms

In today’s Q&A, we speak to Deanne Plaza (Science and Maths teacher at Craigslea State High School, Queensland) about a collaborative action research project to integrate ICT resources into senior biology classes.

‘Numeracy is everyone’s business’
‘Numeracy is everyone’s business’

The Global Teacher Prize awards one exceptional teacher each year for their contribution as an educator. Here, we speak to top 50 finalist Sarah Mathews from Brisbane Bayside State College about improving numeracy abilities.

Controlling smartphone use in schools
Controlling smartphone use in schools

This year, France will be enforcing a total ban on mobile phone usage in primary and middle schools across the country. In today’s article, we talk to two schools in Australia with differing policies.

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