Rebecca Vukovic

Rebecca Vukovic

Rebecca Vukovic is the Deputy Editor of Teacher.

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Teacher resources: Key events to help plan your lessons in 2023
Teacher resources: Key events to help plan your lessons in 2023

The new school year is set to begin here in Australia so educators around the country will be starting to think about all the significant events and themes to tie into their lesson planning this year. To make things easier for you, we’ve rounded up some of the key dates to add into your calendar to ensure you don’t miss them.

2022: Our year in podcasts
2022: Our year in podcasts

Another year is coming to a close and it’s time to look back on some of our podcast highlights from the past 12 months. Join the Teacher team as we reflect on some of our favourite podcast interviews this year, and share our top 3 personal favourite episodes from 2022.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 42: Gaming in primary school
Teacher Staffroom Episode 42: Gaming in primary school

Video games are a favourite pastime of both children and adults alike, and schools are therefore using them to engage students in their lessons. This month on Teacher, we published a reader submission that explored how digital gaming motivates Indigenous learners in primary school. In today’s episode, we share highlights from this piece and more.

A creative approach to teacher recruitment
A creative approach to teacher recruitment

When recruiting staff for their foundation team, leaders at Dayton Primary School threw out the concept of traditional job interviews and instead enlisted the help of Joel Birch from Firebird Learning to host a recruitment session incorporating Lego Serious Play.

Designing playable video games with primary students
Designing playable video games with primary students

Year 5 and 6 students from MidCoast Christian College in regional New South Wales were tasked with designing their own video games. We speak with educator Melissa Tindall about the process of designing the games from scratch, and how it allowed students to explore the 21st Century skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.

Lesson activities: Australian history and history skills
Lesson activities: Australian history and history skills

In a three-part series, we are delving into the Civics and Citizenship learning area of the Australian Curriculum, and some aspects of the Australian Curriculum: History to explore students’ misconceptions, and to share some lesson activities to help your planning for 2022. This final article focuses on ‘Australian history’ and ‘Civics and citizenship and history skills’.

Civics and Citizenship lesson activities: Laws, rights and shared values
Civics and Citizenship lesson activities: Laws, rights and shared values

In a three-part series, we are delving into the Civics and Citizenship learning area of the Australian Curriculum, and some aspects of the Australian Curriculum: History to explore students’ misconceptions, and to share some lesson activities to help your planning for 2022. This second article focuses on the themes of ‘Laws and citizens’ and ‘Citizenship, diversity and identity’.

Lesson activities: Students as active and informed citizens
Lesson activities: Students as active and informed citizens

School-level student data can inform your future planning, but it can also be useful to take a look at the national picture. In this three-part series, we’ll be delving into the Civics and Citizenship learning area of the Australian Curriculum, and some aspects of the Australian Curriculum: History to explore students’ misconceptions, and share some lesson activities to help your planning for 2022.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 31: Highlighting Indigenous excellence
Teacher Staffroom Episode 31: Highlighting Indigenous excellence

What is excellence in Indigenous education? This is a topic that’s been widely explored on Teacher this month and in today’s episode, we run you through some of the highlights. This includes a podcast on delivering Indigenous content in the curriculum, and a submission that explores how Indigenous peoples, school leaders and educators conceptualise what excellence in Indigenous education is or could be.

Q&A: Implementing a national tutoring programme
Q&A: Implementing a national tutoring programme

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Endowment Foundation designed and established the National Tutoring Programme in England, with the aim to support the educational outcomes of children from disadvantaged families. In today’s Q&A, we sit down with Emily Yeomans from EFF to discuss the design and implementation, challenges, and key lessons learned that could help others in the future.