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Five qualities of great teachers
Five qualities of great teachers

What makes a teacher great? In our latest reader submission, David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), explores some of the characteristics that great teachers have in common.

Bushfires: Supporting school communities
Bushfires: Supporting school communities

Today’s article takes a look at some of the resources to help school communities and educators support students, parents and colleagues affected by the bushfire crisis, practical advice for the classroom and things to look out for.

Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys
Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys

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.

Staff PD: Moving away from one-size-fits-all
Staff PD: Moving away from one-size-fits-all

Developing the expertise of teaching and supporting staff is a key element in improving outcomes for all students. This school has moved away from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to staff professional development, and is now exploring creative opportunities to allow teachers to have a voice in how they develop as professionals.

Leading a small school
Leading a small school

School leadership is a complex role, and leading a small school can present its own challenges. Experienced school leader Alasdair Maclean has spent his career in small schools. Reflecting on what he’s learned, he tells Teacher that building productive relationships is crucial.

TALIS 2018: Diversity in Australian classrooms
TALIS 2018: Diversity in Australian classrooms

A new report that analyses the Australian results of the latest Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been released today. Here, we explore some of the main findings.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Leading Professional Learning
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Leading Professional Learning

Teacher takes a sneak peek at the new book from Helen Timperley, Fiona Ell, Deidre Le Fevre and Kaye Twyford. In this extract from Leading Professional Learning: Practical strategies for impact in schools, the authors discuss how leaders can support others to take risks.

Education reform: Curriculum flexibility and integrated learning
Education reform: Curriculum flexibility and integrated learning

In a two-part series, Teacher is taking a closer look at some of the proposed reform directions in the New South Wales Curriculum Review Interim Report. This final instalment explores curriculum flexibility and integrated learning.

Q&A: Spiral of inquiry
Q&A: Spiral of inquiry

What is the spiral of inquiry? What happens in each of the six stages? And, how can this approach to professional learning be used to support the complex work of leaders and teachers, and improve student learning?

Teacher Q&A: Indonesian Teacher Leaders
Teacher Q&A: Indonesian Teacher Leaders

The Indonesian Teacher Leaders Programme at Canggu Community School, in Bali, is focused on sharing best practice among staff and with teachers in the local community.

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