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The importance of instructional scaffolding
The importance of instructional scaffolding

Through an instructional scaffolding model, today’s article explores the importance of students taking responsibility for their learning and provides a practical framework for cultivating student independency and interdependency in the learning process.

Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school
Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school

Boys remain less likely to be developmentally ready for school than girls, the latest results of the Australian Early Development Census show.

Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings
Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings

Dr Drew Miller, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Newcastle, addresses some frequently asked questions about the use of Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings.

Leadership: Using evidence to improve practice
Leadership: Using evidence to improve practice

Undertaking professional learning as a principal has led Mandy Reynolds-Smith to not only improve her practice and progress to work at a systems level, but to also recognise her strengths as a leader.

School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success
School improvement: Sowing the seeds of success

Work in schools long enough and we all get to know the bitter experience of a good idea poorly executed. So, what makes the difference between good implementation and another missed opportunity?

Infographic: Physical activity in schools

A new report looks at the levels of physical activity among children and young people across the world. Grades were assigned to a number of indicators which influence physical activity.

Helping students transition from school to work
Helping students transition from school to work

A workplace placement program targeting Indigenous senior secondary students has helped improve school engagement and attendance. In this article, we look at a school which has all of their senior Indigenous students enrolled and how it’s having a positive effect school-wide.  

A unique approach to teaching and learning
A unique approach to teaching and learning

Beginner teacher Kelly Bowden from St Luke’s Catholic College shares her school’s unique approach to teaching and learning with Greg Whitby.

Teacher resources: Maths by inquiry in action
Teacher resources: Maths by inquiry in action

Year 4 teacher Andrew Noordhoff shares the success of an inquiry-based Mathematics lesson sequence he recently team taught. He discusses how he led students through the lesson, where some struggled and what elements of the lesson were effective.

Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school
Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school

Today’s article explores findings from a recent Australian study that examined two forms of social support from teachers and peers, and their role in reducing adolescent girls’ disengagement over three years of high school.

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