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Podcast special: Out-of-field teaching
Podcast special: Out-of-field teaching

You may have experienced it as a teacher, or a school leader – out-of-field teaching remains a big issue. Professor Merrilyn Goos and Professor Linda Hobbs join Teacher editor Jo Earp for a special podcast episode to talk about the current situation in Australia, challenges and possible solutions.

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.

Infographic: ICT standards for teachers – an international snapshot
Infographic: ICT standards for teachers – an international snapshot

UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report for 2023 focuses on technology in education. According to the report’s Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews for 211 education systems, 51% have set ICT standards for teachers ‘in a competency framework, teacher training framework, development plan or strategy’. Here is an international snapshot for 2022.

Supporting students to conduct their own research projects
Supporting students to conduct their own research projects

At Brighton Grammar School in Victoria, a year 12 student was given the opportunity to conduct their own educational research project. In this article, we speak with Deputy Headmaster Dr Ray Swann, teacher Oliver Lovell, and student Tim Tso about the process and impact of this project.

The state of out-of-field teaching
The state of out-of-field teaching

While schools across the country are grappling with critical teacher shortages, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that out-of-field teaching is occurring. A new Deakin University report which was co-written by ACER and Griffith University, looks at the issue of out-of-field teaching and proposes 46 recommendations.

Infographic: How well are Australian schools teaching students about menstrual health?
Infographic: How well are Australian schools teaching students about menstrual health?

Findings from a cross-sectional survey looking into young Australian women’s experiences of menstruation and dysmenorrhea indicate the need for better menstrual health education in Australian schools. Find out more about the survey responses in relation to menstrual health in Australian Health and Physical Education in today’s infographic.

Infographic: Supporting students with ADHD
Infographic: Supporting students with ADHD

National charity ADHD Australia surveyed 1024 primary, secondary and tertiary educators in all Australian states and territories to identify their knowledge, training and experience to support students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Find out more in today’s infographic.

The Research Files Episode 74: The power of reading aloud in school and at home
The Research Files Episode 74: The power of reading aloud in school and at home

How can we support reading aloud in the early years, at school and at home? And how does reading aloud affect our lives in the long term? Today, we’ll be speaking with Professor Emerita Rosemary Johnston AM, who shares some of the research on the benefits and joys of reading aloud and how we can continue to support reading aloud at school and at home.

Maths participation declining in Australian schools
Maths participation declining in Australian schools

Student engagement in Maths is becoming increasingly important in Australia with the demand for skilled graduates in STEM industries growing. Here we speak to researcher Dr Maaike Wienk about new data showing a decline in Year 12 Maths participation, and what schools can do about it.

Five classroom tips for supporting students with additional needs
Five classroom tips for supporting students with additional needs

As a teacher, how can you create an inclusive space for all students to thrive? In this article, Sue Pickett, Additional Needs Coordinator at Eltham High School in Victoria, shares five tips for structuring your classroom and lesson so that it is accessible for all students, including those with additional needs.