Audio

Teaching Methods: Episode 2

In Episode 2 of Teacher's four-part podcast series on teaching methods, we speak to Australian educator Andrew Douch, about the flipped classroom.

Infographics

A principal's working day

What is the task that takes up the most time? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

Video

Behind the scenes of meTV

Shane Spence, creator and director of meTV, gives Teacher a special, behind the scenes glimpse into the making of the daily in-school television program.

Short articles

More than just raw scores

Educators have a range of data sources at their fingertips. At this Tasmanian school, the emphasis is on interpreting this data and putting it to good use.

Short articles

See the connections

It's normally the students who use coloured pattern blocks, but in this workshop, it was the educators who used them to visually represent school staffing structures.

Audio

School Improvement: Episode 1

In the first episode of Teacher’s podcast series on school improvement, we speak to Karen Endicott, principal of Sarah Redfern High School in New South Wales, about her school improvement journey.

Long reads

Reducing mathematics anxiety

Catherine Pearn discusses how to approach maths anxiety in the classroom.

Short articles

Room 3

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Short articles

Finding the zone

Two Melbourne educators have created developmental rubrics to teach students in what Vygotsky called the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) - just outside their learning comfort zone.

Video

Books for reluctant readers: Part 2

In part 2 of our video series on books for reluctant readers, Teacher speaks to Peter Hillman, Head of Library and Information Services at Scotch College in Victoria, about his top picks for reluctant readers.

Opinion

Teacher review: TinyTap

Melbourne teacher, Lois Smethurst, reviews TinyTap, a free app that takes advantage of touch-screen technology and allows students to make games.

Short articles

Equal, fair access

Switching on captions is in this Melbourne school’s policy because ‘good teaching practice for deaf kids, is good teaching practice for all kids.’

Long reads

Legal matters: Intervention orders

One Victorian school told Teacher they would like to know more about intervention orders, so two lawyers from the state give a brief overview of everything they need to know.

Short articles

Lessons from PISA

Dave Tout explains why Australia’s 2012 PISA results in mathematics and numeracy paint a worrying picture.

Video

Books for reluctant readers

Teacher ventured to Victoria’s south-east to Dandenong High School and spoke to Maria Papazoglou, manager of the school’s Learning Resource Centre about books for reluctant readers.

Short articles

Moving past tradition

When New South Wales principal Natalie Mansour trialled Project-Based Learning (PBL) in her school, she soon realised the 'traditional' classroom needed a revamp.

Infographics

Australian perception of school teaching

A recent survey indicated that school teaching is viewed as an honest and ethical profession by a large percentage of Australians. See where school teachers rank amongst other professions in this infographic.

Long reads

Philanthropic funding

How do you go about applying for an ATO-approved school building fund? Jayne Kennedy is one educator who’s been there and done it.