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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.

Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project
Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project

In Teacher’s latest reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams discusses student agency and shares details of a project at her own school that offers teens a learning experience that’s relevant to their own lives and gives them the opportunity to work with community experts.

Supporting students experiencing bereavement
Supporting students experiencing bereavement

How comfortable are teachers with addressing grief and loss with students? Findings from a recent trial has shown that just over two hours of training in bereavement can drastically improve a teacher’s confidence in supporting bereaved children and their families.

Building confidence in Digital Technologies
Building confidence in Digital Technologies

Over 60 primary educators from schools across New South Wales have attended a day of hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, professional panels and practical applications of the NSW Curriculum for Digital Technologies.

Inquiry program increases STEM participation
Inquiry program increases STEM participation

CSIRO’s Caja Gilbert sat down with Teacher to discuss how an inquiry-based science program is encouraging Indigenous students to choose STEM subjects in senior secondary school.

Teaching assistants in Australia
Teaching assistants in Australia

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.

The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years
The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years

A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.

Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Traditional classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments
Traditional classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments

How can educators make effective use of teaching spaces to help students engage in deeper learning? That’s the focus of a major research study involving thousands of schools. Lead Chief Investigator Wes Imms shares some of the early findings.

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.

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