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Documentary filmmaking in the classroom
Documentary filmmaking in the classroom

Drawing on students’ enthusiasm and engagement with the medium of film, David Chapman decided to introduce a documentary filmmaking unit in his Year 7 English lessons. Here, he explains how he did it and shares tips for other educators.

Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking
Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking

Introducing documentary filmmaking to the classroom is something teachers can do across the curriculum, with students of different ages and abilities. This AFTRS Media Lab learning resource and accompanying teacher guide provides a practical introduction to the medium.

Using robots to assist teachers and improve student learning
Using robots to assist teachers and improve student learning

What role could robots have in supporting teachers in their work with students? New research has looked into how they could be brought into the classroom to assist teachers, and findings show they could allow for more one-to-one teaching.

Rethinking risk-taking in the early years
Rethinking risk-taking in the early years

When we think about encouraging risk-taking in the early years of schooling, what kinds of activities spring to mind? These researchers argue we need to broaden our view.

Building capacity on a shoestring budget
Building capacity on a shoestring budget

Music teacher Scott Maxwell managed to build capacity in his school’s music program on a shoestring budget. In today’s video, he explains how he did this so successfully and gives insight to how other educators could do the same.

Lifting student self-esteem and achievement
Lifting student self-esteem and achievement

Earlier this year Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi won the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we hear more about the work he’s doing in his school to improve the lives of students, teachers and the wider community.

Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for

Tax time is on the horizon. Can you claim for your wall display posters or prize rewards for students? What about that professional learning conference you went to on the holidays? We spoke to the Australian Taxation Office to find out.

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.

Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day
Encouraging physical activity throughout the school day

A new report has assigned Australian schools a B+ grade for their promotion, facilitation and encouragement of physical activity in 2018. In this article, we speak to a Lead Investigator of the report about what the grade means and how it can be improved.

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.

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