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Learning through play – classroom examples
Learning through play – classroom examples

ACER researchers Dr Amy Berry, Kellie Picker and Rachel Parker discuss some of the characteristics of playful learning at school, share examples of classroom practice, and explain how Australian teachers can contribute to our understanding of learning through play in the classroom.

Southeast Asia educators make $1 million Global Teacher Prize shortlist
Southeast Asia educators make $1 million Global Teacher Prize shortlist

Educators from Southeast Asia have made an impact in the USD $1 million Global Teacher Prize, with five representatives from the region making it onto the coveted top 50 shortlist for 2020.

School leadership: Using evidence to manage change in a pandemic
School leadership: Using evidence to manage change in a pandemic

All Australian schools and school leaders are currently managing change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even under ‘normal’ circumstances, change is a difficult process to lead. How can schools implement effectively and efficiently, to support student learning in such unprecedented times?

School Improvement Episode 24: Mentoring girls in maths
School Improvement Episode 24: Mentoring girls in maths

Each year, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute announce winners to a range of ChooseMaths awards. At the 2019 award ceremony, 11 educators were acknowledged and among them was Louise Puslednik. She took home the award for mentoring girls in maths and she joins us in this episode.

Leadership: Creating connections with families
Leadership: Creating connections with families

Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School, shares how her experience in The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education strengthened her professionally as a school leader, but it also helped her to understand how she could better support the needs of families at her school.

Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride
Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride

Fostering a sense of school pride and meeting the individual needs of every student are just two priorities for Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School. In today’s article she shares how she focuses on community partnerships, visible leadership and student engagement to achieve those goals.

Teacher wellbeing during COVID-19
Teacher wellbeing during COVID-19

While COVID-19 is grinding much of society to a halt, schooling has entered uncharted territory. During this time, it is important that teachers look after themselves. Our latest reader submission shares several evidence-backed strategies that can help support teachers’ wellbeing.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 13: Supporting teachers through a crisis
Teacher Staffroom Episode 13: Supporting teachers through a crisis

This month has been has been one characterised by a lot of fear and uncertainty as the world grapples with the challenge of containing the spread of the coronavirus. In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we do a round-up of what we’ve published so far related to Covid-19, as well as other more general content that we thought would be of interest.

International education and Covid-19 – Insights from TALIS
International education and Covid-19 – Insights from TALIS

‘While schools will be gradually re-opening in China by mid-April, they’re closing around much of the rest of the world. How well are we prepared? OECD’s TALIS survey offers some insights,’ Andreas Schleicher, the organisation’s Director for Education and Skills, writes in his latest Teacher column.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

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