In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here, we explore the idea of students having a voice and being partners in their own learning.
Students from two Australian secondary schools have receieved international recognition for their problem solving skills in the International Mathematics Modeling Challenge (IMMC), which asked them to produce an original mathematical model to solve a real-world problem.
Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.
Refurbishing existing school buildings can be a great way to breathe new life into ageing building stock that is no longer fit for purpose. Architect Chad Brown shares how his team went about refurbishing a Brisbane school library, and how other schools can transform own spaces.
Dr John Halsey joins Teacher for this episode of The Research Files. His final report on the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education here in Australia explores the key issues, challenges and barriers affecting student learning outcomes and suggests four priority areas for action.
Positive attitudes and achievement are related and the influence runs in both directions: attitudes influence achievement and achievement reinforces (or perhaps alters) attitudes.Read article
Students who have parents deployed to a war zone are more vulnerable to a range of psychological, emotional and social issues. A new report published in the Australian Journal of Education looks at the processes employed by schools to support these children.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) released a report that found that 40 per cent of high school students in Australia have not participated in any organised sport in the past 12 months. Here, we look at what the report says may prevent students from being active.