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Australian music teachers making a difference
Australian music teachers making a difference

Teachers from Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales have been recognised as nominees for the 2021 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award for their contributions to music education by fostering students’ self-esteem; keeping them engaged and inspired during periods of remote learning; and providing performance opportunities.

Q&A: Mapping student learning progressions in visual arts
Q&A: Mapping student learning progressions in visual arts

Dr Karen Maras, from the University of New South Wales, has been presenting on the opening day of ACER’s Research Conference 2021. In this Q&A with Teacher she talks about student learning progressions in visual arts, and shares some examples of how their conceptions of art change with age.

School Improvement Episode 31: Improving confidence in music teaching
School Improvement Episode 31: Improving confidence in music teaching

As a primary school teacher, how confident would you say you are at teaching music? What areas of music do you feel you need the most support in? A pilot professional development program has improved the confidence of general primary school educators in music teaching. In this podcast we speak with the research team to find out more.

Using music to encourage connectedness while physically apart
Using music to encourage connectedness while physically apart

Music Teacher and Deputy Principal Sarah Donnelley was named winner of the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award last term for the impact she has had on students at Wilcannia Central School through her use of music as a tool for engagement, and her creativity during periods of remote teaching and learning.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 20: School improvement initiatives
Teacher Staffroom Episode 20: School improvement initiatives

Changing school practices means everyone working together – leaders, teachers, support staff, students, parents and the wider community – toward the goal of improving outcomes for students. In today’s podcast, we share some recent Teacher highlights on the topic of school improvement.

Music teachers recognised for their impact
Music teachers recognised for their impact

The annual Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award recognises the substantial impact of music teachers from across the country. This year’s four nominees have just been announced. Here, we take a look at their stories.

The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM
The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

Which is more creative, the Arts or the sciences? Professor David Cropley from the University of South Australia joins Teacher for today’s podcast to discuss this question and to delve into his research into whether any specific differences exist between creativity in the Arts and creativity in STEM.

Virtually there – online teaching and learning in music education
Virtually there – online teaching and learning in music education

In the new normal, specialist teachers have adapted to different ways of delivery and interaction …’ Music teacher David Pullen shares how he used existing resources to create a virtual excursion to Queensland Symphony Orchestra for his Prep to Year 6 students.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 16: Sharing learning activities
Teacher Staffroom Episode 16: Sharing learning activities

At Teacher magazine, we love to share innovative and research-based classroom activities from educators across Australia and the world. In today’s podcast, we take take you through some of the engaging learning activities educators have been using during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Art education during the COVID-19 lockdown
Art education during the COVID-19 lockdown

In the first of two articles, teacher educators Kate Coleman and Abbey MacDonald share practical examples of how visual arts teachers and artists transformed the ways they connected and communicated with students, and each other, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure a continuity of learning.