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Inside a blended classroom
Inside a blended classroom

Three years ago, Kavita Gupta decided to change her method of instruction. Here, she discusses how a three-pronged approach to student engagement has proved beneficial.

Teacher shortages
Teacher shortages

Around four out of 10 secondary principals and one in five primary principals say they have difficulties finding suitable staff to fill vacancies, a new survey indicates.

Putting ‘wow' back into science
Putting ‘wow' back into science

Working with a science specialist has helped students at this South Australian school see the connections between science and the real world.

Australian teens are up for a challenge
Australian teens are up for a challenge

The results of a new international study indicate that Australian teenagers are more likely to persevere in problem-solving.

What are the qualities of an outstanding teacher?
What are the qualities of an outstanding teacher?

Associate Professor Sharon Lierse discusses how the results of a research project helped her identify seven key characteristics of an outstanding teacher.

Tailor-making learning to suit the student
Tailor-making learning to suit the student

This Melbourne school aims to personalise student learning, so staff analyse data and then adjust learning to build on students’ skills, knowledge and understanding.

Online NAPLAN tests are just around the corner
Online NAPLAN tests are just around the corner

Online NAPLAN tests that are tailored to ability and give a more precise measurement of where students are at in their learning look set to be introduced.

Bullying – what does the research tell us?
Bullying – what does the research tell us?

Traditional bullying is twice as common as cyber bullying among teenagers, according to a new research analysis of 80 studies from around the world.

Problem-based learning and project-based learning
Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Project-based learning and problem-based learning - what is the difference? Dr Chris Campbell discusses.

Showing you where to look, not what to see
Showing you where to look, not what to see

Britt Gow reviews the Dino-lite handheld digital microscope and explains how it complements the science curriculum at her school.