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The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years
The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years

A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.

Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Using data to respond to student needs
Using data to respond to student needs

In today’s article, we find out how leaders and teachers at a Canberra primary school are using a range of data to identify and meet the needs of children from preschool – to great effect.

An introduction to cognitive load theory
An introduction to cognitive load theory

Why should cognitive load theory be of interest and importance to K-12 teachers? Emeritus Professor John Sweller has been fundamental to the formulation of cognitive load theory, and in this Q&A he outlines the essential components of cognitive load theory for educators.

The Research Files Episode 52: Keeping students safe online
The Research Files Episode 52: Keeping students safe online

Keeping kids safe online is a constant challenge for parents and teachers. In today’s episode, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant shares common cyberbullying incidents that young people report to her office and where teachers can find helpful resources.

Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week
Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ In today’s article, we speak with a school on how they’re celebrating the week, and look at some official classroom resources that have been developed for all teachers.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces
Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces

In this extract from her new book, award-winning Teacher Librarian Megan Daley shares her tips for designing and stocking a dedicated recreational reading area in your classroom, and how to create inviting library spaces for your school.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 5: International research
Teacher Staffroom Episode 5: International research

Teacher Staffroom takes a look at some of the research we’ve covered on Teacher this month including the latest TALIS results on the state of the teaching profession. We also share some exciting updates about the publication.

Video infographic: High frequency words used by young students
Video infographic: High frequency words used by young students

Oxford University Press compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. This video infographic looks at how the list has changed over time and some interesting gender differences.

Global Education Episode 17: How children experience hope
Global Education Episode 17: How children experience hope

In today’s Global Education podcast, Dr Avivit Cherrington from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa discusses how children experience hope from an Afro-centric worldview.

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