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The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning
The Research Files Episode 49: Survey data to inform student wellbeing planning

Dr Joann Fildes, Head of Research and Evaluation at Mission Australia, joins Teacher to talk about the results of the 2018 Youth Survey and how schools can use the survey data to inform student wellbeing planning.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers
Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers

In this extract from his new book, Professor Adrian Piccoli – Director of the Gonski Institute for Education – discusses the importance of strong school-parent partnerships, and why parents need to cut teachers and principals some slack.

Leadership: Growing school expertise
Leadership: Growing school expertise

After surveying staff to assess where their strengths and areas for improvement lie, Principal Daryll Kinnane of Maningrida College in the Northern Territory began working on the next steps for growing the college as a Professional Learning Community (PLC).

Leadership Q&A: Leading by example
Leadership Q&A: Leading by example

Principal Pauline Kubat from Epping Views Primary School shares her approach to collaborative leadership, how she overcomes daily challenges as a school leader, and insights into her experience in the Principal for a Day program.

Student voice: Developing student leadership programs
Student voice: Developing student leadership programs

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast have been working with staff at a Queensland high school to ensure student voice is an integral part in the development of student leadership programs.

Motivation and improved student outcomes
Motivation and improved student outcomes

Dr Alison Davis from Vision Education New Zealand sits down with Teacher magazine’s Dominique Russell to discuss the importance of understanding motivation from a student’s perspective.

ICT Literacy in the classroom
ICT Literacy in the classroom

Every three years, a sample of Year 6 and 10 students in Australia are tested on their ICT Literacy. The scoring scale has six achievement levels. So, what activities might students at different levels be able to confidently complete?

Room 3: Volume 8
Room 3: Volume 8

Once a fortnight the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

Behaviour Management Episode 5: Planning for positive behaviour
Behaviour Management Episode 5: Planning for positive behaviour

According to Dr Jeff Thomas in today’s podcast, the beginning of the school year is an amazing opportunity to build relationships with students and to establish explicit expectations around student behaviour. But he says, it’s important to plan for positive behaviour.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework
Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework

In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.