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Global nomination ‘an opportunity to represent all teachers’
Global nomination ‘an opportunity to represent all teachers’

This year there are two Australian educators in the Top 50 shortlist for the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we catch up with one of the finalists, Rooty Hill High School teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran.

Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50
Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50

Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. They were selected from over 10 000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.

Building capacity as a leader
Building capacity as a leader

Over the summer holidays, English teacher Victoria McLure flew to Uganda to build her capacity as a leader in her teaching role. In this article, we explore how collaborating with educators from different backgrounds increased her leadership capacity.

School Improvement Episode 18: Supporting primary Science teachers
School Improvement Episode 18: Supporting primary Science teachers

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.

School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance
School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance

On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.

Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou
Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou was recently named the Global Teacher Prize winner. In this episode of Global Education, she speaks to Teacher about how her school partners with others in the community, why student voice is so important and how she supports the wellbeing of her students.

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.

Succession planning – ‘contributive leadership’
Succession planning – ‘contributive leadership’

Jayne Heath is in her first year as principal at the Australian Science and Mathematics School in South Australia. Here, she explains the benefits of having a strong leadership succession plan in place and the impact on the wider school community.

‘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.

Global Teacher Prize: Eddie Woo on reducing students’ maths anxiety
Global Teacher Prize: Eddie Woo on reducing students’ maths anxiety

In today's article we speak to Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalist Eddie Woo about helping students overcome maths anxiety and seeing the connections between mathematics and their life outside of the classroom.