Zoe Kaskamanidis

Zoe Kaskamanidis

Zoe is an editorial assistant at Teacher.

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Tax tips for teachers 2022 – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers 2022 – what you can and can’t claim for

Over the last 12 months, schools have started to move back to in-person learning after a number of lengthy lockdowns. As teachers and school leaders in Australia begin to prepare their 2021-22 tax returns, check out this Q&A with the ATO on what to keep in mind, and examples of what you can and can’t claim for.

Managing micro transitions in the classroom
Managing micro transitions in the classroom

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.

Podcast special: Deadly Science with Corey Tutt
Podcast special: Deadly Science with Corey Tutt

In this podcast special, we’re joined by Corey Tutt OAM, founder and CEO of Deadly Science – an organisation that provides science resources to remote schools in Australia, to inspire and celebrate the next generation of Indigenous people in STEM.

Researching education: Five further readings on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Researching education: Five further readings on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

With the growing use of STEM across various industries in Australia, how can we ensure equitable opportunities and pathways for all students? How can schools build successful partnerships with industry specialists to rethink STEM education? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore STEM education in Australia.

Broadening students’ horizons: Literacy in rural schools
Broadening students’ horizons: Literacy in rural schools

For many of Australia’s regional and rural schools, accessing culturally relevant reading material can be a challenge. Here, we speak to Principal Jeff Parker and Early Childhood Leader Monique Marzocchi from Clyde Fenton Primary School in Katherine, Northern Territory, about how the school is working to improve student literacy.

Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using task slips
Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using task slips

Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares a task slip which she created with her team at Eltham High School in Victoria to support teachers in assisting students with additional needs.

Infographic: Leaving teaching
Infographic: Leaving teaching

A new study from Monash University draws upon a 2019 questionnaire of 2444 Australian primary and secondary school teachers, revealing that only 41% of respondents intended to remain in the profession. We look at some of the findings from the analysis in this infographic.

The Research Files Episode 75: How do school absences impact student outcomes?
The Research Files Episode 75: How do school absences impact student outcomes?

Students miss school for a whole range of different reasons, such as illness, suspension, or family holidays. Today, we’ll be speaking with Kirsten Hancock, Honorary Research Associate from Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia about how different types of absences affect student outcomes, and what families and schools can do to tailor their support to students who are missing school.

Infographic: Student reading in a digital age
Infographic: Student reading in a digital age

An OECD report 21st-Century Readers: Developing Literacy Skills in a Digital World analyses data from the 2018 PISA test and student survey to report on the reading habits of 15-year-olds in OECD countries. Find out more about how reading in digital and paper formats affects students’ reading performance and enjoyment in today's infographic.

Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing
Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing

As a teacher, how has work impacted your wellbeing during the pandemic? What wellbeing initiatives are offered at your school, and how can they be improved to better support teachers? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore educator wellbeing in Australia and internationally.