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Evidence, Insight and Action: Celebrating 10 years of Teacher
Evidence, Insight and Action: Celebrating 10 years of Teacher

What were you doing a decade ago? In May 2014 I welcomed readers to a new chapter in the life of Teacher magazine. Today, I’m excited to be celebrating a magnificent milestone for Teacher online as it reaches its 10th birthday.

Teacher resources: Supporting deaf and hard of hearing students
Teacher resources: Supporting deaf and hard of hearing students

A new survey from Deaf Children Australia (DCA) hopes to inform the development of resources that better support deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students in regional schools. Teacher spoke to DCA CEO David Wilson about the concerns parents of DHH children have raised, and what teachers can do to create a more inclusive school environment.

Research news: The impact of a healthy breakfast for school students
Research news: The impact of a healthy breakfast for school students

When students arrive at school hungry it can impact their ability to learn. Your school might be running a breakfast club or snack program to tackle the problem, but new research has found there’s more to it than simply providing food.

Teacher resources: Integrating AI into the curriculum
Teacher resources: Integrating AI into the curriculum

Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become a major talking point in education and beyond. So, it’s crucial that students – who must navigate the growing impact of AI on their lives – have a fundamental understanding of how AI works, the elements that comprise it, and its responsible and ethical use. A new teacher resource, linking AI to the Australian Curriculum, aims to do just that.

Research news: Why are young people leaving school early?
Research news: Why are young people leaving school early?

If you’re a secondary teacher or leader, what is the average year 12 completion rate for students in your school? Do you know the reasoning behind why some students decide to leave early? How could you best support these students? A new report offers answers to these questions.

Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators
Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators

‘The intention of the research was to … enhance beginning teachers’ readiness for the profession as inclusive educators, working with students with disability.’ In this article, we explore some findings of a new open-access paper that identifies areas of inclusive education where teachers perceived they weren’t sufficiently prepared.

A trip to the bookstore – an exercise in student agency
A trip to the bookstore – an exercise in student agency

‘I called it student driven acquisition, but it was essentially: let’s go to the bookstore.’ Teacher Librarian Catherine Barnes seized a unique opportunity, taking her Endeavour College students to the bookstore to select some titles for the newly renovated school library. We caught up with her to unpack the impromptu learning experience.

Teaching resource: What is explicit instruction?
Teaching resource: What is explicit instruction?

In our most recent annual Teacher reader survey, many of you asked for more content and support in the area of explicit instruction. So, in this article, we delve into a new practice guide from the Australian Educational Research Organisation (AERO) on teaching explicitly.

Research news: How many students use school libraries?
Research news: How many students use school libraries?

For students who may not have access to appropriate books at home, libraries can play a key role in providing this access. New analysis of Australian data from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) sheds light on year 4 students’ access to school libraries, revealing 7% attend schools where they’re not allowed to borrow books to take home.

Micocredentials – preparing school students for life after graduation
Micocredentials – preparing school students for life after graduation

Is your school developing students that have the skills to thrive in work or further study after graduation? We spoke to one school that piloted a microcredential program, offering short courses to help their students build professional skills and habits that they can take into future study or work.