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Teacher resources and school events: NAIDOC Week 2022
Teacher resources and school events: NAIDOC Week 2022

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is the theme for NAIDOC Week 2022. Here, we take you through some of the NAIDOC Week resources for educators to use in the classroom. We also talk to Nerae Preece from Badger Creek Primary School, and Connor Russell from Newtown State School, about what their schools are doing for NAIDOC Week.

How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools
How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools

How can schools better engage families in their students’ learning? Dr Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, shares the findings from a research initiative she has led at CUE on school engagement with families, along with some practical tips for building school-family engagement.

Tax tips for teachers 2022 – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers 2022 – what you can and can’t claim for

Over the last 12 months, schools have started to move back to in-person learning after a number of lengthy lockdowns. As teachers and school leaders in Australia begin to prepare their 2021-22 tax returns, check out this Q&A with the ATO on what to keep in mind, and examples of what you can and can’t claim for.

Managing micro transitions in the classroom
Managing micro transitions in the classroom

When we think of transitions in education, often what comes to mind are the ‘macro’ transitions from home to early childhood settings, and then into school and beyond. But just as important are the everyday ‘micro’ transitions between spaces, activities and people. Here, we speak with Dr Loraine Fordham about why these transitions are important, and tips for educators to handle them sensitively.

Q&A: Creating an online Indigenous Science course
Q&A: Creating an online Indigenous Science course

An online Indigenous Science course has been launched to give students in Victoria an opportunity to learn about the knowledge systems of local Indigenous cultures about the land, water, and sky. In this article we speak with the course’s co-teachers to find out more.

Teaching techniques – six ways to use Instructional Video
Teaching techniques – six ways to use Instructional Video

‘For those Australian teachers affected by remote delivery of teaching, many found the value and utility of engaging their students through Instructional Video.’ English and History teacher Steven Kolber shares the six common approaches to apply Instructional Video within a classroom or educational setting.

Student perception surveys: Supporting teachers to act on student feedback
Student perception surveys: Supporting teachers to act on student feedback

At Alawa Primary School in the Northern Territory, a culture has been built where the feedback that is provided in student perception surveys is prioritised by staff, and students know and understand the value of their feedback that is collected twice a year.

Student wellbeing: The role of prosocial motivation
Student wellbeing: The role of prosocial motivation

How can a student’s social-emotional motivation at school impact their behaviour and achievement? In what ways can we support students’ social-emotional development? These are some of the questions explored in Dr Rebecca Collie’s study into the role of prosocial motivation in the classroom.

Get crypto-cool for school: Talking about investment risks and rewards in the classroom
Get crypto-cool for school: Talking about investment risks and rewards in the classroom

With plenty of ‘get rich quick’ hype circulating around social media, and well-marketed trading apps luring people in to investing, it’s important to understand cryptocurrency. In this context, schools and teachers have an important role to play. Here, Dr Carly Sawatzki, Dr Jill Brown and Peter Saffin explore how teachers can understand students’ learning needs in this area.

Bringing Auslan into the classroom
Bringing Auslan into the classroom

‘As the world faced a global pandemic, the spotlight shone on our wonderful Auslan interpreters in the media, and more and more schools began to show interest in including Auslan in their curriculum.’ In today’s reader submission, Auslan educator Kerrie Taylor shares how schools can bring Auslan into the classroom in a way that embraces the richness of the language, and respects and honours the Deaf community.