When it comes to running, many can make the mistake of inadequately preparing because they assume it’s an easy skill to pick up. But it’s important to take steps to set yourself up for success with running to ensure you stay safe. Exercise Physiologist Dr Luke Del Vecchio from Southern Cross University shares his top tips.
When you think about the last time you travelled on an airplane, did you wonder whether there could be a more efficient way of getting passengers on and off the aircraft? It is this question that was considered by participants in the 2022 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C).
When we think of transitions in education, often what comes to mind are the ‘macro’ transitions from home to early childhood settings, and then into school and beyond. But just as important are the everyday ‘micro’ transitions between spaces, activities and people. Here, we speak with Dr Loraine Fordham about why these transitions are important, and tips for educators to handle them sensitively.
If you’re in a co-education school, look at student enrolments for STEM subjects and participation in STEM-related clubs and extracurricular activities – is there a gender imbalance? A new report shares global examples of effective interventions from primary and secondary education settings.
The transition to primary school is a big step for children and families, and there are many things to consider for educators supporting students in their transition to school. In this article, we outline five further readings that examine successful transitions.
An Australian survey has found that the vast majority of teachers value financial education, but only 52 per cent had taught it at school, and only 21 per cent in the last year. Find out more about their responses and the finance-related topics that students of different ages would like to learn about in today's infographic.
The Responses to Educational Disruption Survey (REDS) explores how the pandemic has impacted lower secondary education, investigating how 11 countries approached the challenge of ensuring continuity in teaching and learning during the disruption. Find out more about insights from the survey in today's infographic.
The most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey measured the attitudes held by 15-year-olds on reading. An Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Snapshot report has analysed these attitudes, and looked at how they differ between girls and boys, Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, and most disadvantaged and least disadvantaged students.
How do schools go about building a supportive reading culture? To answer this question, Dr Margaret Merga went straight to the source – teacher librarians – to gain their valuable insights into the factors that enable and constrain the development of a whole school reading culture. Here, we explore her findings.
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.