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And the winners are …
And the winners are …

Nearly 1500 students in Years 5 to 12 took part in the latest Australian STEM Video Game Challenge. Here, Teacher provides an overview of the award winners for 2015.

A special Q&A with Nancie Atwell
A special Q&A with Nancie Atwell

'The point of the school is to teach children and teachers at the same time.' The winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Nancie Atwell, tells us about the school she founded, student choice and sharing successful approaches with teachers.

Reducing disparities between Australian schools
Reducing disparities between Australian schools

According to Professor Geoff Masters AO, one of the biggest challenges we face in school education is to reduce current disparities in the schooling experiences of students in Australia’s most and least advantaged schools

Computing, programming and coding in schools
Computing, programming and coding in schools

Coding is a hot topic in education. But, as one UK teacher explains, it's not all about sitting in front of a computer.

Targeting content to individual skills
Targeting content to individual skills

‘You need to plan for what might arise, remembering that the range of skills and abilities of the group is likely to be very wide.’ Dave Tout discusses identifying individual maths skills and targeting lessons.

Laying the foundations
Laying the foundations

The formal partnership between this school and its local council supports remote, rural students who are transitioning into further education or employment.

Supporting staff wellbeing
Supporting staff wellbeing

Teacher editor Jo Earp explores a project helping schools use evidence-informed approaches to support staff wellbeing.

Sources of teacher stress
Sources of teacher stress

What are the common sources of stress for secondary teachers? This research uncovers three central themes, and compares data from Australia and Hong Kong.

Read and ride – mixing page turning with pedal power
Read and ride – mixing page turning with pedal power

Scott Ertle was riding an exercise bike while reading a magazine when it struck him that combining pedal power with page turning may help students enjoy reading.

Raising the professional status of teaching
Raising the professional status of teaching

One of the biggest challenges we face in school education is to raise the status of teaching as a career choice, to attract more able people into teaching and to develop teaching as a knowledge-based profession, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.