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I spy playful STEM learning at school
I spy playful STEM learning at school

‘One class was a notable illustration of everything we know about quality in play-based learning.’ In this article, ACER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Parker shares the details of a playful STEM class she witnessed in the United States, where students were engaged in a crime scene investigation activity.

The importance of building muscle strength
The importance of building muscle strength

Why is it important to incorporate muscle strength training into your exercise routine? How can you introduce it? Professor Ken Nosaka from Edith Cowan University answers these questions in this article.

The Research Files Special: Research Conference highlights 2022
The Research Files Special: Research Conference highlights 2022

In this special episode of The Research Files, Teacher magazine’s Dominique Russell and Zoe Kaskamanidis take a look back on last month’s Research Conference, sharing and discussing some highlight sessions.

Teacher survey: Podcasts, leadership and wellbeing
Teacher survey: Podcasts, leadership and wellbeing

Our annual reader survey has concluded for another year. In this article, we share some of the topics you’d like to see more of in the future, how you’re using Teacher to improve your practice, and we announce the winner of the $500 VISA Gift Card prize.

Diversifying options for physical activity at school
Diversifying options for physical activity at school

Participation in physical activity is important for all students. However, traditional team sports at school aren’t for everyone. In this article, we speak to teacher Travis McKenzie, who has offered students the opportunity find their passion in physical activity through his program, Swords Club.

Extending students in STEM through game development
Extending students in STEM through game development

Since 2014, ACER’s STEM Video Game Challenge has invited students to design and build their own video game. In this article, we share the winning games of the 2022 challenge, and former challenge winners share the impact their experience has had on their post-school journey.

School Assembly Episode 2: Setting short- and long-term goals
School Assembly Episode 2: Setting short- and long-term goals

In this second episode of our new podcast series School Assembly, we speak with Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr about setting short- and long-term goals in the lead up to the opening of Dayton Primary School in Western Australia next year.

Video: Three Spheres of Library Skills – Part 3
Video: Three Spheres of Library Skills – Part 3

In their final video in a 3-part series for Teacher, Teacher Librarian Mali Jorm shares the details of the third area in a targeted program, The Three Spheres of Library Skills, which scaffolds students to achieve success in 3 core areas of library skills: Readers, Researchers, and Thinkers.

Supporting students through prolonged absences due to serious illness
Supporting students through prolonged absences due to serious illness

When students experience prolonged absences from school due to serious illness, it can bring up unique emotional, social and educational challenges for the student, their teacher and classmates. In this article, Year 5 teacher at Waverly College, Jennifer Hoare, shares some strategies the school uses to support students experiencing illness.

Considerations for teachers when using video in the classroom
Considerations for teachers when using video in the classroom

‘Changing video consumption patterns in education have inspired a growing body of research focused on measuring video’s effectiveness as a learning aid’. In our latest reader submission, Tara Walsh shares some findings from her recent literature review into the use of instructional video in K-12 education.