Effective teaching methods

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Student perspectives on teachers as effective listeners
Student perspectives on teachers as effective listeners

A recent focus group study involving gifted students in Grades 5 to 8 has revealed what actions show a teacher is being an effective listener during classroom discussions, and how these actions have an impact on their students’ motivation to learn.

The case for professional kindness in teaching
The case for professional kindness in teaching

‘A teacher can be effective, efficient, inclusive, and strategic. Still, unless they are professionally kind along with these things, the learners suffer.’ In today’s reader submission, Professor Nan Bahr argues kindness is an essential general trait for all people, but it is also applied expertise for the teacher and should be a professional standard.

Planning, implementing and monitoring student group work
Planning, implementing and monitoring student group work

‘Let’s face it, when cooperative learning, in the form of group or teamwork appears on the classroom agenda, most students utter a groan of discontent.’ Dr Karin Oerlemans discusses the key steps to a successful experience, and how they can be supported by technology.

‘Big five’ education challenges: Reducing disparities for school students
‘Big five’ education challenges: Reducing disparities for school students

Reducing the disparities in the schooling experiences of students was one of the issues identified by Teacher columnist Professor Geoff Masters AO in his influential series on the ‘big five’ education challenges facing Australian schools. What does the latest evidence say, and where do we go to from here?

Teaching Methods: Blended learning at the School of Now
Teaching Methods: Blended learning at the School of Now

In this episode of our Teaching Methods series we talk to Maura Manning, Director of Learning at the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, about the blended learning model at School of Now – what it means for teachers and teaching, the focus on equity of access, and how students are supported in their learning.

Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement
Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement

‘Students’ questions made it apparent that they were still confused about the next steps in their learning. … Why didn’t they value the feedback?’ In today’s article, Head Teacher at Al-Faisal College Omar Jamal shares how developmental rubrics have improved student learning.

Teaching methods: transitioning to co-teaching
Teaching methods: transitioning to co-teaching

Staff at Epsom Primary School implemented a team teaching model when they moved into their new campus in 2018. However, after coming across a Teacher podcast on co-teaching, they began the process of transitioning to co-teaching which has improved staff efficacy.

The Research Files Episode 57: Trauma informed practice in schools
The Research Files Episode 57: Trauma informed practice in schools

Dr Emily Berger, an educational and developmental psychologist at Monash University, joins The Research Files to talk about some of the common principles of trauma informed practice in schools, including the importance of consistency, possible triggers for students, and helping them to regulate their emotions.

Five principles for supporting struggling learners
Five principles for supporting struggling learners

How might teachers best support struggling learners in the classroom? In our latest reader submission, teacher educators Dr Bryan Matera and Dr Joel Traver suggest five principles that can increase results when supporting struggling learners in the primary years.

The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways
The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways

In his final Teacher column of the year Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, shares his key takeaways from this month’s Forum for World Education in Paris.