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Valuing learning through play at school
Valuing learning through play at school

Preschools use playful pedagogies to help prepare children for school, but learning through play continues to be of value as students move through the primary years and beyond.

Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives
Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives

A study of children participating in book talks in libraries has shown differing lines of priority between classroom teachers and librarians when it comes to reading, and suggests they should work together more cohesively.

Leadership Q&A: Real-world learning for students
Leadership Q&A: Real-world learning for students

In this leadership Q&A, Cholis Mu’arifah shares how Muhammadiyah 9 Middle School Jakarta, Indonesia, is providing students with real-world and authentic learning and how teachers have adapted programs to ensure these experiences continued during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren
COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren

Worrying analysis shows at least one-third of the world’s schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning programs put in place to provide continuity of education as schools close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mathematical language across the curriculum
Mathematical language across the curriculum

In today’s reader submission Lanella Sweet, Extension and Enrichment Teacher at Wesley College in Melbourne, shares examples of classroom investigations designed to help students understand and develop their use of mathematical language, and its links with other areas of the curriculum.

Lifelong learning: Teacher mentoring and observation
Lifelong learning: Teacher mentoring and observation

At PENABUR Kelapa Gading School in north Jakarta, all new teachers are partnered with a senior mentor, but the school has gone one step further – extending the approach to all staff and involving all levels of leadership.

Co-creating classroom behaviour expectations
Co-creating classroom behaviour expectations

At Pakuranga College in Auckland, New Zealand, gathering data and using evidence-based resources is the basis of their professional development. Here, Deputy Principal Larraine Barton shares how a Teacher magazine podcast informed part of the beginner teacher program at the school.

Teacher wellbeing during COVID-19
Teacher wellbeing during COVID-19

While COVID-19 is grinding much of society to a halt, schooling has entered uncharted territory. During this time, it is important that teachers look after themselves. Our latest reader submission shares several evidence-backed strategies that can help support teachers’ wellbeing.

Five qualities of great teachers
Five qualities of great teachers

What makes a teacher great? In our latest reader submission, David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), explores some of the characteristics that great teachers have in common.

Photo story: Cutting edge school design in Tangerang
Photo story: Cutting edge school design in Tangerang

The Alfa Omega School in Indonesia is an example of architects working alongside the local community to come up with a functional facility that’s also easy on the eye, and the environment.