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Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.

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Global Teacher Prize recognises the world’s best

The Global Teacher prize awards US $1 million to an exceptional educator who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession. Here, we take a look at those who made the coveted top 10 shortlist.

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TIMSS and PISA 2015: Disadvantage an issue in Australia

Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.

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Making transition a positive experience – 10 key strategies

In today's article Donna Cross and Leanne Lester from the University of Western Australia discuss 10 key strategies to enhance student transition to secondary school.

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Innovative educator resources to complement children’s TV series

When Little J & Big Cuz is broadcast in late April, educators will have access to a range of innovative resources to support the transition from home to school for Indigenous children.

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Using personal best goal-setting and values driven action

Dr Jasmine Green and Professor Andrew Martin explore adolescent motivation and engagement using personal best goal-setting and values driven action.

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Targeting ‘big ideas’ in mathematics

Professor Di Siemon discusses how targeted teaching in relation to six ‘big ideas’ in number can lift student achievement in mathematics.

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A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during a trip to south-east Africa.

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A guide to programming languages for coding in class

So, you want to introduce coding in class but with so many programming languages out there how do you choose the one that’s right for your students?

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Daraprim students – a lesson in perseverance

The achievements of Sydney high school students who replicated the active ingredient in price-hike drug Daraprim is a tale of resilience and perseverance.

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