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Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.

School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy
School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy

The Association of Independent Schools New South Wales (AISNSW) has been working with 38 of its schools on a targeted early years program that aims to help students in Kindergarten to Year 2 master key literacy and numeracy skills.

Developing higher order thinking skills
Developing higher order thinking skills

Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) move students’ thought processes beyond just memorising information. How can you go about building these skills into your everyday teaching and what are some of the simple activities you can use in the classroom?

Podcast Special: Achieving authentic learning experiences in Science
Podcast Special: Achieving authentic learning experiences in Science

In this special podcast episode, we’re joined by both recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science teaching. Both educators are remarkably dedicated to harnessing curiosity in Science with their students, and in this episode, expand on how they do this so successfully.

Education reform: Curriculum content and deep learning
Education reform: Curriculum content and deep learning

New South Wales educators are now being invited to have their say on the NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report. In a two-part series, Teacher is taking a closer look at some of the proposals. This first article focuses on curriculum content and deep learning.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 9: Spotlight on podcasts
Teacher Staffroom Episode 9: Spotlight on podcasts

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we shine a spotlight on the podcasts we’ve published this month because they’re packed with some really practical strategies that you could apply in your work in the classroom.

The Research Files Episode 55: Assessing the General Capabilities
The Research Files Episode 55: Assessing the General Capabilities

How can educators teach and assess the General Capabilities – skills like critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving? In today’s podcast, Dr Claire Scoular discusses an assessment framework she’s developed for measuring and monitoring these skills in the classroom.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics
Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics

In this episode, we take a look at the stories of educators around Australia who are being innovative in the way they engage students in mathematics. We look at a mathematics-based action research project and an exciting new video series on making maths fun.

Teaching engineering in a primary school setting
Teaching engineering in a primary school setting

At a primary school in Melbourne, students learn the skills of engineering by building their own solar powered vehicles, a task which culminates in a race to see which vehicle runs the fastest. We speak to the Assistant Principal about how it’s enhancing student learning.

Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks
Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks

A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.

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