Opinion

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Teacher's bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth
Teacher's bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth

Tom Bentley, Executive Director for Policy and Impact at RMIT University, reviews A Commitment to Growth: Essays in Education, by Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Reconciliation begins at home
Reconciliation begins at home

'Sitting down with our children to watch programs that demonstrate and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, such as Little J & Big Cuz, is one small ‘next step’ that each of us can take on the journey towards reconciliation.'

Teacher's bookshelf: Helping underperforming students
Teacher's bookshelf: Helping underperforming students

STEM specialist teacher Britt Gow reviews a book that provides research-based strategies for helping underperforming students.

Teacher's bookshelf: Self-reflection and personal development
Teacher's bookshelf: Self-reflection and personal development

Susan Caldis gives us the lowdown on a book designed to encourage critical self-reflection and personal development.

Teacher's bookshelf: June 2015
Teacher's bookshelf: June 2015

Britt Gow recently read two books - one by Carol Dweck and the other by John Geake. Here, she elaborates on why she thinks they are worthwhile to a teacher’s professional learning.  

'Mobile ban raises achievement' – a micro view of a macro phenomenon
'Mobile ban raises achievement' – a micro view of a macro phenomenon

Last month, Teacher reported on a study published about the link between school mobile phone bans and student achievement. As a follow-up, Roger Broadie and Mal Lee challenge the findings.

Microscope goes beyond classroom walls
Microscope goes beyond classroom walls

Christine Haynes recently tested out a wireless handheld microscope with Year 4 students. Here, she reflects on her experience with it and whether it could enhance students’ learning.

Professional learning – reflections from a trip to Finland
Professional learning – reflections from a trip to Finland

Two educators recently embarked on a professional learning journey to Finland. Here, they reflect on the lessons they learned from the Finnish system.

Teacher's bookshelf: Autism Awareness Month
Teacher's bookshelf: Autism Awareness Month

In honour of Autism Awareness month, two educators take a look at a story about a boy who embarks on a journey to find a new brain.

Teacher's bookshelf
Teacher's bookshelf

Britt Gow gives Teacher the lowdown on two books that she believes will change the way you teach.