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Using picture story books in the classroom
Using picture story books in the classroom

In today’s reader submission, primary school teacher Melissa Wray shares the findings of her small-scale research project investigating how primary teachers use picture story books, and how it has influenced her own classroom practice.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 6: Leaders in literacy
Teacher Staffroom Episode 6: Leaders in literacy

These past couple weeks at Teacher have been jam-packed. We welcomed a number of guests – from the eSafety commissioner to the ARIA Music Teacher of the Year – and we also featured a lot of content on the topic of literacy. Catch up on anything you might’ve missed in today’s podcast.

Room 3: Volume 9
Room 3: Volume 9

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement library archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from yesteryear.

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.

Building capacity on a shoestring budget
Building capacity on a shoestring budget

Music teacher Scott Maxwell managed to build capacity in his school’s music program on a shoestring budget. In today’s video, he explains how he did this so successfully and gives insight to how other educators could do the same.

Value and authenticity in teaching
Value and authenticity in teaching

ARIA Music Teacher of the Year and South Australian music teacher, Scott Maxwell, sits down with Teacher to unpack the importance of two qualities in teaching: value and authenticity.

Valuing multilingual students’ skills
Valuing multilingual students’ skills

Dr Jacqueline D’warte from Western Sydney University has been researching multilingualism in schools by actively involving teachers and students as co-researchers. Here, she shares their findings.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 2: It’s award season
Teacher Staffroom Episode 2: It’s award season

Teacher Staffroom is an opportunity to change the pace a little, and really take some time out with your colleagues to discuss what implications the content we’ve covered recently could have for your own school setting.

Making music education engaging for all students
Making music education engaging for all students

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was recently named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year. In this article he shares how he engages students in music, how the Arts can encourage community connections and why he writes school musicals from scratch.

Promoting a positive performance culture
Promoting a positive performance culture

Music teacher Scott Maxwell was named ARIA Music Teacher of the Year in 2018. In today’s article, he shares how he’s developed a positive performance culture that tackles performance anxiety at his South Australian school.

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