31 March 2017

Stay tuned: We’ll return to the PISA 2015 data in a future infographic, to take a look at the student-related behaviours principals said hindered learning in their school.

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Jo Earp

Jo Earp is the editor of Teacher.


  • When will the correlation be made between the results from the variable of classroom discipline and PISA results? If it is, or when it is, perhaps there might be a discussion about how to improve discipline in the classroom.

    31 March 2017
  • As a casual teacher relieving in many classrooms, over a number of subject areas and often seeing the same children during the day in those different classes, it is clear that the teacher who normally takes the class sets the tone and student expectations. Where teacher expectations are high and consistent the students settle quickly and begin the set work. Conversely, where low expectations are set (as in its ok to be late to class, ok to choose to work, there may be poor task descriptions or the set work is not appropriate) students quickly ‘work to the rule’. It is a pleasure to teach in classrooms where the expectations are high because the students value their lessons.

    05 April 2017

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