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Video: More maths activities for directed number
Video: More maths activities for directed number

Returning with her first Teacher video for 2023, Holly Wedd shares 3 more activities she uses in her classroom to help students learn about directed number. You can watch the video and find links to resources and worksheets mentioned by Holly in this article.

Teacher-student relationships and motivation in high school science
Teacher-student relationships and motivation in high school science

In our latest submission, researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Wollongong share findings from a study that identified 4 different types of teacher-student relationships, and how these relationships are associated with high school students’ science motivation.

Researching education: 5 further readings on family-school relationships
Researching education: 5 further readings on family-school relationships

In this series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online databases, and Teacher archive content you might not have come across yet.

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.

Expert Q&A: Student engagement in learning
Expert Q&A: Student engagement in learning

In today’s expert Q&A, ACER Research Fellow Dr Amy Berry explores the challenges teachers face when engaging students in the classroom, the impact this has on students’ wellbeing and sense of belonging, and how teachers can cultivate a culture of engagement in their classrooms.

Infographic: Young people's mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
Infographic: Young people's mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission details the findings of a project exploring children and young people’s experiences of COVID-19. In this infographic, we explore some of the findings related to remote learning, wellbeing support from schools, and where children seek support for their mental health.

Diversifying options for physical activity at school
Diversifying options for physical activity at school

Participation in physical activity is important for all students. However, traditional team sports at school aren’t for everyone. In this article, we speak to teacher Travis McKenzie, who has offered students the opportunity find their passion in physical activity through his program, Swords Club.

Supporting students through prolonged absences due to serious illness
Supporting students through prolonged absences due to serious illness

When students experience prolonged absences from school due to serious illness, it can bring up unique emotional, social and educational challenges for the student, their teacher and classmates. In this article, Year 5 teacher at Waverly College, Jennifer Hoare, shares some strategies the school uses to support students experiencing illness.