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Reducing mathematics anxiety
Reducing mathematics anxiety

Catherine Pearn discusses how to approach maths anxiety in the classroom.

Legal matters: Intervention orders
Legal matters: Intervention orders

Staff at one Victorian school told Teacher they would like to know more about intervention orders, so we asked two lawyers from the state give a brief overview.

Philanthropic funding for your school
Philanthropic funding for your school

How do you go about applying for an ATO-approved school building fund? Jayne Kennedy is one educator who’s been there and done it.

So you want to be creative?
So you want to be creative?

A creative person will possess skills such as critical thinking and divergent thinking, will be able to imagine at higher levels than those around them. Veronica Harris explains how you can plan for and assess creativity in your classroom.

It's all about teacher quality
It's all about teacher quality

It's an ongoing investment in staff that's driving improvement at Melbourne's Dandenong North Primary School.

School evolution: A common global phenomenon
School evolution: A common global phenomenon

Mal Lee presents the first of six articles exploring the evolution that occurs when schools leave their traditional ‘paper’ operational base and move to one that is digital.

The great outdoors
The great outdoors

Outdoor education encourages students to connect with nature, with Indigenous culture, and with themselves and each other, writes Tony Hewison.

Welcome back, Teacher!
Welcome back, Teacher!

The research tells us that one of the most significant influencers of student learning outcomes is the quality of teaching. Which, of course, raises the critical question: what is good quality teaching? 

Real-world and active – the benefits of problem-based learning
Real-world and active – the benefits of problem-based learning

If you want your students to evaluate, generalise, hypothesise, synthesise and analyse information rather than simply recall it, you might be ready for problem-based learning.

Attendance: It's a big deal
Attendance: It's a big deal

Principal Mike O'Connor makes attendance data a 'big deal' at Brisbane's Browns Plains State High School and is only too happy to shine a spotlight on student absence.