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Research news: Supporting students by learning through play
Research news: Supporting students by learning through play

As an educator, you’ll recognise the importance of providing time for young children to play and to learn through play. However, findings from a 4-year study conducted in Ukraine suggest that playful learning can be a protective factor for children, helping foster literacy and social-emotional skills in times of crisis.

Expert Q&A: Tax tips for teachers 2024
Expert Q&A: Tax tips for teachers 2024

To make your taxes a little less taxing this year, we spoke to Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block, to discuss everything teachers in Australia should know about tax time 2024 – from what you could be claiming for, to some common mistakes you might be making.

Students’ science literacy – national insights
Students’ science literacy – national insights

A new national report explores latest achievement data for students’ science literacy, and offers insights into what’s happening in Australian classrooms to help develop their knowledge, understanding and inquiry skills.

Researching education: 5 further readings on school libraries
Researching education: 5 further readings on school libraries

Teacher librarians and school libraries play important roles in developing student reading habits, information literacy capabilities, and promoting cross-curriculum learning. In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we are looking at the topic of school libraries.

Research news: Valuing and integrating generative AI in teaching
Research news: Valuing and integrating generative AI in teaching

As education departments begin to integrate generative artificial intelligence into teaching and learning in schools, Rebecca Collie and Andrew Martin share findings from their research into how teachers value and integrate generative AI in their practice, and the role of school leaders in supporting or thwarting this.

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.