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Learning spaces – try before you buy
Learning spaces – try before you buy

It’s Learning Spaces month at Teacher. Today we find out how one school has been using prototypes and cardboard mock-ups to test the effectiveness of different learning settings and configurations in preparation for a site rebuild.

Implementing a new curriculum
Implementing a new curriculum

In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.

Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces
Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces

Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.

The importance of the school staffroom
The importance of the school staffroom

A school staffroom is the place in which educators spend the majority of their non-teaching school time. In today’s article, a West Australian principal shares why he believes a staffroom is important for improving staff wellbeing, and building a sense of community and connectedness.

Linking learning spaces to pedagogy
Linking learning spaces to pedagogy

In June, St Joseph’s Nudgee College was named the inaugural winner in the schools category of the Library Design Awards 2017. Here we speak to the architect behind the award-winning library and the teacher librarian who now manages it.

Teacher's bookshelf: Early years playgrounds
Teacher's bookshelf: Early years playgrounds

In this extract from Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an outside learning environment, Prue Walsh discusses why outside play is important for children with special needs.

Primary robotics program engages students beyond the classroom
Primary robotics program engages students beyond the classroom

Roberts McCubbin Primary School in Melbourne delivers a specialist robotics program to all students. After recent success at the RoboCup Junior Australian 2016 Open Championships, we chat to Robotics teacher Melinda Browne and Principal Marg Pickburn.

Students become citizen scientists
Students become citizen scientists

This school in Melbourne explains how instead of simply having ‘a cool bit of kit’, they’re using their new drone to engage students in real world science research.

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.