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The importance of instructional scaffolding
The importance of instructional scaffolding

Through an instructional scaffolding model, today’s article explores the importance of students taking responsibility for their learning and provides a practical framework for cultivating student independency and interdependency in the learning process.

School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success
School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success

Work in schools long enough and we all get to know the bitter experience of a good idea poorly executed. So, what makes the difference between good implementation and another missed opportunity?

Geography Q&A: An immersive experience
Geography Q&A: An immersive experience

In today’s Q&A Geography educator Susan Caldis discusses some of the things she learned throughout her time abroad, how she plans on sharing this information with the wider Geography community, and why she’d recommend an immersive experience to other educators.

Infographic: Top borrowed picture books

Each year, a list of the top 10 most borrowed picture books in Australia is released by the Civica Libraries Index. See which picture books made the list for 2018 in today’s infographic.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership
Teacher Staffroom Episode 1: Educational leadership

Welcome to the first episode of a new series. Teacher Staffroom is a chance for you to take some time out, on your own or with colleagues, to reflect on some of the content we’ve covered here at Teacher recently.

Early years learning: Applying literacy skills
Early years learning: Applying literacy skills

In his latest Teacher video, Greg Whitby speaks to Dale Yearsley about his approach to Year 2 Literacy at St Margaret Mary’s Primary in Merrylands. Yearsley and colleagues aim to extend students’ learning by using picture books that help them to apply their literacy skills across all key learning areas.

What you might learn from watching yourself teach
What you might learn from watching yourself teach

In today’s reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams shares how watching a video of yourself teach can be an uncomfortable experience in the beginning, but it’s a great opportunity to reflect, learn and improve.

Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth
Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth

Tom Bentley, Executive Director for Policy and Impact at RMIT University, reviews A Commitment to Growth: Essays in Education, by Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers
Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers

In this extract from his new book, Professor Adrian Piccoli – Director of the Gonski Institute for Education – discusses the importance of strong school-parent partnerships, and why parents need to cut teachers and principals some slack.

Room 3: Volume 8
Room 3: Volume 8

Once a fortnight the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

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