Student engagment

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Developing student comprehension of historical significance
Developing student comprehension of historical significance

‘As schools implement the next iteration of the Australian Curriculum, the concept of historical significance is consistently alluded to within syllabus documentation.’ In this reader submission, English and History teacher, Alec Santucci, defines ‘historical significance’ and shares some practical methods for promoting historical skills in the classroom.

Research collaboration: Student engagement and purposeful learning
Research collaboration: Student engagement and purposeful learning

At St Joseph’s Primary School, teachers have had time to better understand how to effectively support each student to be intellectually, behaviourally, emotionally and socially engaged as learners. In last week's article, 3 teachers shared more about this opportunity and in today’s article 2 foundation teachers explain how they’ve benefited from examining their own practice.

Video: 3 activities to engage your students in learning about statistics
Video: 3 activities to engage your students in learning about statistics

In this video for Teacher, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares the resources for 3 activities she has implemented in her classroom to engage students when learning about statistics.

Video: Three activities to engage your students in learning about trigonometry
Video: Three activities to engage your students in learning about trigonometry

In her latest video for Teacher, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares the resources for three activities she has implemented in her classroom to engage students when learning about trigonometry.

Photo story: Student-led library collection development
Photo story: Student-led library collection development

At Melba Copland Secondary School in Canberra, the library has been improving students' connection to recreational reading through an innovative program that allows students to select the books the library purchases. In this photo story, Teacher Librarian Mali Jorm shares how the program operates and the impact on student borrowing rates.

Four ways teachers make a difference to students’ motivation and engagement
Four ways teachers make a difference to students’ motivation and engagement

‘To say that teachers have a significant impact on students’ motivation and engagement is not controversial, nor particularly enlightening. Trucks can be filled with the research papers that show this.’ In this reader submission, Professor Andrew Martin says a more informative exercise is to dig into the ways teachers make a difference to students’ motivation and engagement.

Video: Fun classroom maths activities for learning algebra
Video: Fun classroom maths activities for learning algebra

Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares three fun classroom activities she uses with her students to help engage her students in learning algebra: Solve Me Mobiles, Digit Disguises and combining like terms.

Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride
Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride

Fostering a sense of school pride and meeting the individual needs of every student are just two priorities for Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School. In today’s article she shares how she focuses on community partnerships, visible leadership and student engagement to achieve those goals.