15 November 2018
At Warrigal Road State School in Brisbane, the focus on inquiry learning in Science was an identified area of improvement. Lead Science teacher Brett Crawford explains what Science education was like before he began mentoring teachers, and shares details of a couple of his budget-friendly experiments.
02 August 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and what they might look like in practice. Today we explore the role of education research and evidence in driving practice and innovation to improve student outcomes.
01 March 2018
Dr David Armstrong from Flinders University is our guest in today’s Behaviour Management podcast. We explore how certain behaviour management models are simply ineffective, particularly for students with learning or mental health difficulties, and discuss his research in this area.
16 November 2017
In today’s Behaviour Management podcast we talk to Dr Anna Sullivan from the University of South Australia. Here, she shares her insights into what it means to enact respectful, school-wide behaviour policies and the role of school leaders in doing so.
05 October 2017
Professor Simone Reinhold joins Teacher to discuss inquiry based learning in primary mathematics, including the benefits of students working on a common task with differentiated outcomes, and the role of the educator in finding a balance between explorative and informative learning.
20 September 2017
Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.
19 September 2017
A government advisory panel has recommended the introduction of national literacy and numeracy checks in Year 1 as a way of identifying students who need additional support. Here we take a closer look at the report, including the benefits and challenges raised by teachers and principals.
17 August 2017
Phil Beadle is a teacher, education consultant, public speaker, author and broadsheet columnist. In today’s podcast, the UK educator joins Teacher magazine to discuss behaviour management, but in particular, the different de-escalation techniques that educators can use to manage challenging behaviours in their classrooms.
15 August 2017
In the first of two articles on flipped learning, we find out about a research study into how Australian secondary school educators are using the approach to deliver senior mathematics courses. In a follow-up we’ll hear from one of the teachers involved in the research about adopting the model for Year 12 Specialist Maths and how it’s evolved since the study.
14 July 2017
Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.