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School Assembly S2E3: Recruitment in a time of teacher shortages
School Assembly S2E3: Recruitment in a time of teacher shortages

School Assembly is the podcast that explores what it’s like to build a school from the ground up. Principal Jo Camozzato has been busy building her team of teachers, leaders and support staff at Bemin Secondary College in Melbourne, which opens for the 2024 school year. So, in this episode we’ll be chatting about recruitment in a time of teacher shortages.

Teacher Awards 2023: Improving student learning and progress
Teacher Awards 2023: Improving student learning and progress

The winners of the 2023 Teacher Awards have been announced. In this article, we speak with the winner of the Improving Student Learning and Progress Award, Catherine Young from Newman College in Western Australia, about how she uses data to monitor student progress and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.

The 4 biggest challenges when teaching primary maths and how ORIGO can help
The 4 biggest challenges when teaching primary maths and how ORIGO can help

Teachers across Australia shared their 4 main challenges in teaching Foundation to Year 6 mathematics. These critical insights informed ORIGO's new digital teaching resource, ORIGO Mathematics.

Factors facilitating greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education
Factors facilitating greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education

‘Addressing the gender imbalance in digital technologies education and careers is an important goal. The research highlighted several areas where educators can contribute.’ Research from ACER for CSIRO has identified several factors that could support greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education. Find out more in this article.

Immersive technology and teacher capacity
Immersive technology and teacher capacity

‘The result of unresolved concerns could well lead to an unwillingness to use immersive technology with students. Yet, often, the barriers are surmountable.’ Dr Susan O’Donnell and Adrian Rayner, from the VR Learning & Design Hub, look at teacher’s prior concerns and some of the solutions.

Infographic: Music education skills among primary teachers
Infographic: Music education skills among primary teachers

The new Fading Notes report explores the provision of music education in Australian primary teaching degrees. Researchers surveyed lecturers responsible for music education within Initial Teacher Education degrees, representing a student pool of more than 4,600 primary teaching students across 73% of universities delivering generalist primary teaching degrees. Topics included music training hours, and knowledge, skills and competency to teach. Here are some of the results.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Wellbeing champions
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Wellbeing champions

In this extract from their new book, Leading Improvement in School Community Wellbeing, Dr Donna Cross and Dr Leanne Lester are discussing the role of ‘wellbeing champions’ in a school setting, and the 4 key elements school leaders need to prioritise when it comes to staff wellbeing.

Recruiting career changers into teaching
Recruiting career changers into teaching

Recruiting career changers into teaching has become a strategy to address teacher shortages in hard-to-staff schools. In today’s article we speak to Dr Babak Dadvand from La Trobe University about his research that aims to provide a more nuanced understanding of how career change teachers navigate challenges in these schools in the early years of switching to the profession.

How teachers can support students impacted by trauma
How teachers can support students impacted by trauma

‘[Do] teachers need to be trained therapists? A resounding no. Teachers can provide the best support to students impacted by trauma by developing positive relationships, implementing evidence-informed classroom practices, providing effective instruction and managing the classroom environment so that all students, including those affected by trauma, can thrive,’ Dr Lorna Hepburn writes in our latest reader submission.

Helping teachers to design a rubric – a school example
Helping teachers to design a rubric – a school example

‘At Dromana College we had an issue with only a few teachers having the confidence to write a decent rubric…As a school, we therefore came up with our own guidelines on how to construct rubrics for years 7-10.’ In this reader submission, Assessment and Reporting Coordinator Jodi Wilson shares how the Victorian secondary school has been helping teachers to improve their own rubric design skills.