16 March 2020
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.
06 February 2020
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.
02 December 2019
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?
14 November 2019
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.
13 November 2019
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.
31 October 2019
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.
16 October 2019
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.
26 September 2019
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.
17 September 2019
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.
09 September 2019
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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