24 January 2020
In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is parental engagement.
22 January 2020
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.
21 January 2020
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.
17 January 2020
The Alfa Omega School in Indonesia is an example of architects working alongside the local community to come up with a functional facility that’s also easy on the eye, and the environment.
16 January 2020
Researchers have assessed the impact of physically active lessons on students’ educational, health and cognition outcomes. They found that implementing physical activity into classroom lessons has a positive impact on some domains.
09 January 2020
In this episode, we hear how building positive relationships feeds into behaviour management strategies at Dapto High School in New South Wales, and how an additional focus on the wellbeing of male students includes the school volunteering for the Top Blokes mentoring program and creating a new staff role – Boys’ Mentor.
08 January 2020
How might teachers best support struggling learners in the classroom? In our latest reader submission, teacher educators Dr Bryan Matera and Dr Joel Traver suggest five principles that can increase results when supporting struggling learners in the primary years.
06 January 2020
With staff and students returning to school in a matter of weeks across Australia, the time has come to begin brainstorming activities for lessons throughout the year. In this article, we take you through some significant themes and events to inspire some upcoming lessons.
13 December 2019
Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share seven evidence-based recommendations on how to encourage metacognition and self-regulated learning to improve students’ learning outcomes, and investigate how to explicitly teach students to organise their learning.
09 December 2019
When students feel a lack of autonomy, competence and belonging, this is known as psychological need frustration. In today’s article, Rebecca Collie, Helena Granziera and Andrew Martin share findings from their research into the role this frustration plays in students’ school engagement.
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