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Championing cultural inclusion in schools
Championing cultural inclusion in schools

The Culturally Nourishing Schooling project aims to champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural inclusion and genuine long-term engagement in First Nations communities across New South Wales. In today’s article we speak to Julia Dimitriadis from Matraville Sports High School about how the program has helped her to feel more confident to incorporate Indigenous knowledges and cultures in her classroom.

Expert Q&A: Building students’ ICT skills
Expert Q&A: Building students’ ICT skills

NAP-ICT Literacy measures the skills of Australian students in year 6 and 10. In our latest expert Q&A we catch up with Dr Tim Friedman and Dr Kristy Osborne from the Australian Council for Educational Research to find out more about recent revisions to the assessment, what teachers can learn from the latest round of data, and classroom activities to support student learning.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Practical AI strategies for teacher planning
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Practical AI strategies for teacher planning

We know teachers are interested in how they could incorporate the use of generative AI to support them with managing their workload in general. In this edition of Teacher’s Bookshelf, we share an exclusive extract from Leon Furze’s new book Practical AI Strategies: Engaging with Generative AI in Education which focuses on ways to use generative AI to assist with lesson planning.

Developing an AI ethical inquiry unit for year 5 students
Developing an AI ethical inquiry unit for year 5 students

Artificial Intelligence is now a hot topic in teaching and learning. For the last 3 years, Digital Technologies teacher Jo Rea has been developing an AI ethical inquiry unit for year 5 students to help them build their ethical understanding of different AI tools and technologies. Here she shares the phases, classroom activities and student responses.

Research Q&A: Student attendance strategies
Research Q&A: Student attendance strategies

School absence has an impact on student outcomes, so being aware of attendance rates for your class, year group, or whole school, and understanding the reasons behind the absence is important. With this information to hand, what will make a difference? That’s the topic of Dr Kirsten Hancock’s research.

Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19
Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect public perceptions of teachers and the teaching profession, and how were their views and beliefs influenced by media coverage? Researchers in the UK have been exploring these questions, and their findings offer some interesting insights into how society values the profession, and the impact this has on teacher mental health and wellbeing.

Teacher resources: Key events to help plan your lessons in 2024
Teacher resources: Key events to help plan your lessons in 2024

Welcome back to a new year of Teacher content. As usual, we are kicking things off with a look at some of the significant events, celebrations and themes for 2024 that you can use in your lesson planning. As well as the key dates in each term, we’ve also included links to more information and resources.

How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices
How resilient are your students? Unpacking effective teaching practices

Students with academic resilience persist and thrive in their studies, despite the odds being stacked against them. In our latest reader submission Associate Professor Nani Tieg, from the University of Oslo, Norway, explores findings from her UNESCO GEM Fellowship study into the role teachers play in fostering academic resilience in maths and science classrooms.

Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 with Lisa De Bortoli
Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 with Lisa De Bortoli

In this expert Q&A, Lisa De Bortoli – ACER Senior Research Fellow and National Project Manager for Australia for PISA – explains what the latest test results tell us about students’ skills and knowledge, and how schools can use the data to inform teaching and learning. She also shares early findings from PISA’s student and principal questionnaires.

PISA 2022 – good and bad news for Australia in global student assessment
PISA 2022 – good and bad news for Australia in global student assessment

Australia appears to have put the brakes on a long-term decline in student performance levels, according to the latest international PISA assessment in reading, mathematics and science, but its top 10 position globally is largely due to other countries falling lower. Find out more in this round up.