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Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators
Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators

‘The intention of the research was to … enhance beginning teachers’ readiness for the profession as inclusive educators, working with students with disability.’ In this article, we explore some findings of a new open-access paper that identifies areas of inclusive education where teachers perceived they weren’t sufficiently prepared.

Podcast special: World-class learning systems – meeting individual student needs
Podcast special: World-class learning systems – meeting individual student needs

In the final episode of our 3-part miniseries on world-class learning systems, Jo Earp and Professor Geoff Masters discuss how schools and communities in British Columbia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea are working together to best meet individual student learning and wellbeing needs.

Expert Q&A: What do our copyright laws say about using AI in schools?
Expert Q&A: What do our copyright laws say about using AI in schools?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly popular and useful tool for teachers and students alike. But what do our copyright laws say about using AI to generate new, or alter existing, work? Teacher spoke to Delia Browne, National Copyright Director at the National Copyright Unit, to find out more about the legal obligations of using AI in schools.

A trip to the bookstore – an exercise in student agency
A trip to the bookstore – an exercise in student agency

‘I called it student driven acquisition, but it was essentially: let’s go to the bookstore.’ Teacher Librarian Catherine Barnes seized a unique opportunity, taking her Endeavour College students to the bookstore to select some titles for the newly renovated school library. We caught up with her to unpack the impromptu learning experience.

Infographic: Teacher views on issues facing students
Infographic: Teacher views on issues facing students

How well do you know the issues facing your students? Beyond Blue asked Australian teachers to name the top 3 health issues facing people under 18. In today’s infographic, we look at the 10 most common responses.

The Research Files Episode 90: Engaging parents from refugee backgrounds
The Research Files Episode 90: Engaging parents from refugee backgrounds

Teacher editor Jo Earp talks to Western Sydney University academic and researcher Dr Sharon Wagner about engaging parents from refugee backgrounds in their children’s education. The episode explores the differing perspectives of parents and teachers on topics such as parent-teacher interviews, system expectations and language barriers.

Teaching resource: What is explicit instruction?
Teaching resource: What is explicit instruction?

In our most recent annual Teacher reader survey, many of you asked for more content and support in the area of explicit instruction. So, in this article, we delve into a new practice guide from the Australian Educational Research Organisation (AERO) on teaching explicitly.

The power of design thinking in education
The power of design thinking in education

In today’s reader submission, Anam Javed – Master Teacher in Residence for Technologies at the Victorian Academy of Teacher and Leadership – provides an overview of design thinking, including 2 illustrative examples, and shares some misconceptions of the approach.

Infographic: Comparing the length of primary school breaks by country
Infographic: Comparing the length of primary school breaks by country

Do you feel like you’re getting enough time off each year? Recent data from the OECD’s Education at a Glace report reveals Australian primary school teachers and students have less time off each year than the majority of OECD countries measured.

School Assembly S2E8: Meeting individual student needs
School Assembly S2E8: Meeting individual student needs

School Assembly is the podcast that explores what it takes to build a new school from the ground up. In Episode 8 of Season 2 we catch up with Bemin Secondary College Principal Jo Camozzato to talk about meeting student needs – including differentiation, subject choices and external partnerships to bolster staff expertise.