Since 1976, a Roy Morgan annual survey has asked Australians to rate 30 professions for ethics and honesty. This year, the rating for school teachers hit an all-time high. Find out more in today's infographic.
23 June 2017
22 June 2017
School improvement is very much a collaborative effort. At this distance education school, staff are invited to pursue their own ideas for teaching and learning projects through a Learning Innovation Team.
21 June 2017
While parents and carers are largely responsible for laying the foundations of lifelong good health in their children, schools also have a unique opportunity to tackle obesity in childhood.
20 June 2017
Evidence-based approaches, practices and interventions in real-world school settings can look different from what was originally intended. That’s why the quality of the implementation is as important as the program itself.
19 June 2017
Innovative library designs were celebrated this evening when St Joseph’s Nudgee College was named the inaugural winner in the schools category of the Library Design Awards 2017.
Tags: learning spaces, school funds, long reads
15 June 2017
A creative person will possess skills such as critical thinking and divergent thinking, will be able to imagine at higher levels than those around them. Veronica Harris explains how you can plan for and assess creativity in your classroom.
09 June 2017
The latest cycle of PISA explored the wellbeing of 15-year-old students. Survey topics included Physical Education classes at school. Here are results from a selection of the 70+ countries and economies that participated.
08 June 2017
Queensland science teacher Sarah Chapman is passionate about engaging youngsters in STEM education and has travelled the world gathering evidence of international best practice.
07 June 2017
Nan Bahr delivered the closing keynote address at last month’s EPPC. We share highlights from that keynote, titled ‘Personal attributes: Developing the hidden qualities in quality teaching’.
06 June 2017
How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation when it comes to primary students’ achievement in writing composition? An Australian study provides some interesting insights.
Tags: literacy, spelling, reading, research news, short articles
01 June 2017
Students from two Australian schools have proved jet lag is no barrier when it comes to their problem solving skills after winning through to the finals of an international maths challenge.
31 May 2017
Paul Dix asks educators to shift their first attention away from poor behaving students and instead focus on the behaviour of the 95 per cent of learners who are doing the right thing.
30 May 2017
A US research study suggests a simple postcard to parents encouraging them to improve their child’s school attendance could be a powerful tool for educators.
29 May 2017
A decade ago, Spanish teacher David Calle began uploading videos of simple maths lessons to YouTube to provide students, many of whom can’t afford private tutoring, with additional support beyond the traditional classroom.
26 May 2017
'Sitting down with our children to watch programs that demonstrate and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, such as Little J & Big Cuz, is one small ‘next step’ that each of us can take on the journey towards reconciliation.'
25 May 2017
Educators have gathered on the Gold Coast to share their work on school-based improvement projects, reflecting on the successes and challenges along the way.
25 May 2017
Collaborative learning can be an effective classroom tool, but it can also have a powerful impact in the staffroom. Teachers at Craigslea State High School in Brisbane are using Peer Learning Groups (PLGs) to improve their own practice and student outcomes.
24 May 2017
Many students get the correct answers to mathematics tasks, even though their thinking is incorrect. Teachers need to be aware of the possible misconceptions their students may have.