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Implementing a cross-curricular approach
Implementing a cross-curricular approach

The phrase ‘cross-curricular’ is often referred to in schools. David Roy, a Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts, explores why it’s important and how it can be implemented.

Developing problem-solving skills
Developing problem-solving skills

When Teacher shares examples of how evidence is being used to inform future action it’s usually educators who are doing the analysis and reflection, but in this case it’s students who’ve been digging into school data.

Promoting growth mindset and effort in mathematics classrooms
Promoting growth mindset and effort in mathematics classrooms

Associate Professor Jane Mitchell, Associate Professor Sara Murray and Jeffrey Larsen share a feedback strategy to encourage students to make a consistent effort in mathematics class, and to help them see a connection between their effort and achievement.

The teacher as a facilitator and resource person
The teacher as a facilitator and resource person

In the final instalment of his 10-part series on real-world maths, Dave Tout looks at the role of the teacher as a facilitator and resource person.

Great teachers underpin Shanghai PISA success
Great teachers underpin Shanghai PISA success

How does Shanghai do it? A new report from the World Bank says great teachers are one reason the city has topped the last two rounds of international testing for 15-year-olds.

Improving Indigenous attendance – the role of teachers
Improving Indigenous attendance – the role of teachers

Latest data indicate a 10 per cent attendance gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. What's the role for teachers in improving attendance among Indigenous children?

Teaching methods: Phonics FAQs
Teaching methods: Phonics FAQs

A recent large-scale study explored the benefits of a synthetic phonics program. Here, Dr Jennifer Buckingham addresses seven frequently asked questions about the teaching method.

Motivated Minds - putting mindset theory into practice
Motivated Minds - putting mindset theory into practice

How a collaborative action research project between educators and academics is promoting a growth mindset in students and impacting on learning outcomes.

A body-based approach to teaching maths
A body-based approach to teaching maths

Teacher takes a closer look at a project that sees artists working alongside teachers in the classroom to encourage students to take a more creative and physical approach to learning mathematics.

Student voice and effective teacher practice
Student voice and effective teacher practice

When the school leaders at this college set out to develop and extend teaching expertise, they turned to students as the key collaborators.