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School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA
School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA

In his latest Teacher column, Andreas Schleicher explores PISA data on teacher support and enthusiasm, school climate, student satisfaction with life and parent participation. ‘[The] most interesting lesson from PISA is that a higher sense of student wellbeing does not need to come at the expense of lower academic outcomes.’

Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education
Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education

As a teacher, what adjustments can you make to your own practice to better meet the learning and wellbeing needs of students living with a disability? In this article, we are looking at five resources which have been released recently on the topic of disability and inclusive education.

Activities to engage students during remote learning
Activities to engage students during remote learning

During the period of remote learning in New South Wales, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican from South Grafton High School used several activities to keep her students engaged and accountable, and in today’s video, she shares them with Teacher readers.

Teacher librarians and student literacy
Teacher librarians and student literacy

A new study using data from South Australian schools shows having a qualified teacher librarian on staff is associated with improved student literacy outcomes.

Infographic: Student word choice during a pandemic

Children aged 8-14 in Australia recently submitted a 100 word story responding to the prompt ‘A different world – living in lockdown’ for a story-writing event. Their word choices were analysed and in this infographic, we see how their word choices compare to previous instalments of the event. 

Implementing the evidence to maximise the impact of Teaching Assistants
Implementing the evidence to maximise the impact of Teaching Assistants

In order to better respond to the learning needs of students, Emmaus Christian School in Canberra has moved to a new model of classroom integration for Teaching Assistants. Here, Luke Willsmore, Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel discuss the new way of working and the research that informed the change process.  

Share your ideas and experiences with us in our annual reader survey
Share your ideas and experiences with us in our annual reader survey

Our annual reader survey has just opened for another year. It’s an opportunity to tell us more about your interests, concerns and experiences as an educator, and to let us know what content you’d like to see from us next.

The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM
The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

Which is more creative, the Arts or the sciences? Professor David Cropley from the University of South Australia joins Teacher for today’s podcast to discuss this question and to delve into his research into whether any specific differences exist between creativity in the Arts and creativity in STEM.

Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement
Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement

‘Students’ questions made it apparent that they were still confused about the next steps in their learning. … Why didn’t they value the feedback?’ In today’s article, Head Teacher at Al-Faisal College Omar Jamal shares how developmental rubrics have improved student learning.

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.

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