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Leadership: Building an inclusive school
Leadership: Building an inclusive school

In this article Dr Sudha Archarya, Principal of ITL Public School in New Delhi and Chairperson of the National Progressive Schools' Conference (NPSC), shares with Teacher readers how she makes her school inclusive and open to all students.

Future schooling – education in the metaverse
Future schooling – education in the metaverse

‘The metaverse is upon us. Soon it will be as omnipresent as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta).’ So reads the first line of a new Policy Brief exploring the potential of the metaverse to enhance teaching and learning in the future, and why we need to start planning for it now.

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.

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, Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares five tips for structuring your classroom and lesson so that it is accessible for all students, including those with additional needs.

Classroom simulators to support teacher training
Classroom simulators to support teacher training

Getting ready to start teaching in the classroom, managing student behaviour and meeting with parents can be a daunting prospect for many pre-service teachers. Could technology be part of the solution?

Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID
Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID

High-performing leaders working in some of Australia’s most challenged communities have been reflecting on successful practices in their schools since the start of the pandemic. Here are their top five recommendations for learning through COVID.

School leadership: When positivity gets out of hand
School leadership: When positivity gets out of hand

‘How do you respond when leaders opt for optimism, in order to skim over dealing with the real issues that your school and community are cultivating, because it is easier to deny they exist?’ What happens when positivity gets out of hand, and how can we best respond to those who refuse to acknowledge the bad times?

The benefits of joining a professional community for teachers
The benefits of joining a professional community for teachers

One of the great things about the teaching profession is the sharing of expertise, knowledge, skills and experience that happens regularly in schools and beyond, including through professional associations. Teacher caught up with members of IGI (Ikatan Guru Indonesia – the Indonesian Teacher Association) to talk about the benefits of being a part of these professional communities.

Student perspectives on teachers as effective listeners
Student perspectives on teachers as effective listeners

A recent focus group study involving gifted students in Grades 5 to 8 has revealed what actions show a teacher is being an effective listener during classroom discussions, and how these actions have an impact on their students’ motivation to learn.

Four ways to use the game Among Us in the English classroom
Four ways to use the game Among Us in the English classroom

Online problem-solving role-playing game Among Us has taken the world by storm. In this reader submission, Lecturer Flora D Floris and colleagues from Indonesia’s Petra Christian University suggest four activities that teachers can use to incorporate the game into their English classrooms.