Effective teaching methods

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Video: Physical memory techniques – using hand gestures to memorise concepts
Video: Physical memory techniques – using hand gestures to memorise concepts

In his second video for Teacher, English and English Language teacher, Steven Kolber, shares a memorisation technique using your hands to help students effectively memorise important concepts.

Video: Physical memory techniques – learning with dance and movement
Video: Physical memory techniques – learning with dance and movement

In his first video for Teacher, English and English Language teacher, Steven Kolber, shares how teachers can encourage their students to learn with dance as a physical memorisation technique, to assist with the memorisation of important concepts.

Student re-engagement and attendance for the new year
Student re-engagement and attendance for the new year

‘[The start of the school year can] mean a challenging transition for those who struggle with stressors about returning to the classroom.’ Dr Tom Brunzell, Director of Education at Victoria’s Berry Street School, discusses lessons learned on student re-engagement and attendance that could be helpful to other schools.

Q&A: Practicing Restorative Justice in schools
Q&A: Practicing Restorative Justice in schools

In the second part of a Q&A with Teacher, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education Culture and Society at Monash University, Dr Kristin Reimer, explains how a Restorative Justice Framework can be understood and used within a school context.

Education Q&A: What is a Restorative Justice Framework?
Education Q&A: What is a Restorative Justice Framework?

In this Q&A, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education Culture and Society at Monash University, Dr Kristin Reimer, unpacks the philosophical framework of Restorative Justice and how this framework can be understood within a school context.

Classroom teaching techniques – Socratic Circles
Classroom teaching techniques – Socratic Circles

‘One way of making full use of reclaimed classroom spaces, whilst building collaborative and pro-social skills and behaviours, is Socratic Circles.’ English and History teacher Steven Kolber explains how to use this technique in your own classroom, the benefits and outcomes for students, and the role of the educator.

Researching education: Five further readings on neurodiversity in education
Researching education: Five further readings on neurodiversity in education

How do you support and celebrate neurodiversity in the classroom? What strategies do you use to ensure all students in diverse classrooms thrive at school and beyond? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore neurodiversity in education, and offer strategies for effective and informed teaching.

School leadership: Moving to a team teaching approach
School leadership: Moving to a team teaching approach

The leadership team at Suncoast Christian College in Queensland has been working hard to open up classrooms, encourage greater sharing of practice, and make the shift to a more collaborative model of planning, teaching and assessment. We find out more from Principal Greg Mattiske and Director of Teaching and Learning Haley Whitfield.

Practical, research-informed strategies to teach more inclusively
Practical, research-informed strategies to teach more inclusively

In today’s article, Dr Erin Leif, Dr Laura Alfrey and Dr Christine Grove describe how teachers can integrate the Universal Design for Learning framework and High Impact Teaching Strategies in a complementary way in the classroom in order to teach more inclusively.

Helping students cope with stress and trauma
Helping students cope with stress and trauma

‘Schools are increasingly being asked to support the mental health and wellbeing of our children and this has created an opportunity to reframe the teaching the learning environment.’ Ben Sacco discusses three elements – safety, relational trust, and shared language – that can directly support schools to improve teaching, learning and wellbeing.