Kristin Owen

Kristin Owen

Kristin Owen is a journalist at Teacher.

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Shining a light on school education in the Netherlands
Shining a light on school education in the Netherlands

A high rank in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is desired by many nations and top performers are closely examined. Ahead of next month’s release of results from the OECD’s 2018 international study of student performance in Maths, Science and Reading, Teacher takes a closer look at one of PISA’s consistent performers – the Netherlands.

Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students
Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students

Developing targeted programs to meet individual learning needs includes making the best use of staff expertise, and working closely with parents. EAL Support and Intervention Leader Kate Plant shares her school’s approach.

Rethinking risk-taking in the early years
Rethinking risk-taking in the early years

When we think about encouraging risk-taking in the early years of schooling, what kinds of activities spring to mind? These researchers argue we need to broaden our view.

Musical leaders in the early years
Musical leaders in the early years

How do the personal musical preferences and practices of early childhood educators shape children’s educational and cultural experiences and understandings? Norwegian researchers have identified five informal roles they term ‘musical pathfinders’.

Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks
Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks

A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.

Culturally diverse children’s books
Culturally diverse children’s books

Teachers looking for culturally diverse Australian children’s books can search a new, free database, compiled by volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The searchable fields include Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework codes.

Infographic: School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental disorders are a significant cause of absence, particularly in high school, a new examination of data from the Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing shows. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results across Years 1-12.

Using data to respond to student needs
Using data to respond to student needs

In today’s article, we find out how leaders and teachers at a Canberra primary school are using a range of data to identify and meet the needs of children from preschool – to great effect.

Teacher resources: Social emotional learning
Teacher resources: Social emotional learning

An animated TV series designed to smooth the transition to school for Indigenous children is proving to be a valuable resource for social emotional learning for all at a school in South Australia.

Supporting Indigenous children’s transition to school
Supporting Indigenous children’s transition to school

The animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz bolsters pride and identity in Indigenous children, along with supporting learners’ emotional wellbeing and teacher improvement, a study has found.

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