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Unpacking the science of reading – teaching the constrained skills
Unpacking the science of reading – teaching the constrained skills

A new paper by ACER’s Greta Rollo and Dr Kellie Picker unpacks the science of reading. In a 3-part series for Teacher, they explain each of the components that make up the science of reading, and share implications for teaching. This second article delves into constrained skills.

Researching education: 5 further readings on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Researching education: 5 further readings on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

In celebration of NAIDOC week 2024, we’re sharing 5 pieces of content on the topic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education – including a helpful guide to selecting appropriate resources for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, languages, and more, respectively and effectively.

Global Education Episode 24: Teaching for creativity across the curriculum
Global Education Episode 24: Teaching for creativity across the curriculum

In this episode of our Global Education podcast, Editor Jo Earp talks to Lead Practitioner Sarah Childs and Associate Professor Kerry Chappell about their involvement in England’s Creativity Collaboratives partnership program, including the important role of teachers as action researchers, and details of the Toolkit resources developed to help others.

Q&A: Professional learning through staff collaboration
Q&A: Professional learning through staff collaboration

Research shows that high quality teaching and leadership teams learn from each other's practices. At Loreto Normanhurst, that philosophy has led to the development of their Open Learning Circles program, which sees professional development done in a collaborative, teacher-led format.

Unpacking the science of reading – what the research says
Unpacking the science of reading – what the research says

A new paper by ACER’s Greta Rollo and Dr Kellie Picker unpacks the science of reading. In a 3-part series for Teacher, they explain each of the components that make up the science of reading, and share implications for teaching. This first article provides an overview of all 6 components.

Teacher resources: Little J & Big Cuz returns for fourth season
Teacher resources: Little J & Big Cuz returns for fourth season

The award-winning children’s TV series Little J & Big Cuz is returning with a brand-new season on 8 July. Now in its fourth season, the animated show is translated into 17 Australian First Nations languages and supports First Nations children and their families with the transition from home to school.

School Assembly S2E11: Series 2 Final
School Assembly S2E11: Series 2 Final

School Assembly is the podcast series where we explore what it takes to build a school from the ground up. It’s the Series 2 Final and Bemin Secondary College Principal Jo Camozzato joins Teacher Editor Jo Earp to reflect on the events of the last 12 months.

PISA 2022: Students’ financial literacy
PISA 2022: Students’ financial literacy

Financial literacy is an important life skill, but a new report from the OECD analysing results from the PISA 2022 optional financial literacy assessment found that while most 15-year-olds are already consumers of financial products, many still lack some of the skills and knowledge that are needed to make sound financial decisions for themselves.

Teaching creative thinking: 6 considerations for practice
Teaching creative thinking: 6 considerations for practice

‘There is growing consensus internationally that creative thinking needs to be cultivated to help learners succeed. Beyond identifying the importance of the skill, however, there is little guidance on how to develop and teach it…’ In today’s article, ACER Senior Research Fellow, Dr Claire Scoular, shares 6 suggestions for teaching creative thinking skills.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 57: Mid-year check in
Teacher Staffroom Episode 57: Mid-year check in

We’re at the end of term 2 in Australia and in this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we catch you up on content we’ve published recently that you might find useful at this time of year – including tax tips for teachers, leaders seeking feedback from staff to inform their next steps, and the benefits of successful partnerships with universities.