Long reads

Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic

In today’s reader submission, Sir Jim Rose discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications, and the role of phonics in teaching reading.

Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks
Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks

A government advisory panel has recommended the introduction of national literacy and numeracy checks in Year 1 as a way of identifying students who need additional support. Here we take a closer look at the report, including the benefits and challenges raised by teachers and principals.

Better education outcomes for Indigenous students
Better education outcomes for Indigenous students

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher says Indigenous students face tough challenges in most education systems, but analysis of outcomes in Canada, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia reveals sustained improvements have been achieved through focusing on several or all of six areas.

Using an action learning model
Using an action learning model

In this case study, staff at a Sydney high school share details of an action learning approach to professional learning and its impact on teachers and students.

Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students
Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students

The teaching profession is getting older and is becoming increasingly unattractive to young students, data from a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show.

Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders
Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders

Susan Lovett is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In this Q&A, Lovett joins Teacher to discuss what teacher leadership is, and why she believes it is a mistake to attribute school leadership activities only to those residing in formal roles.

Shifting the focus of NAPLAN
Shifting the focus of NAPLAN

The decision to move NAPLAN online provides an opportunity to place less emphasis on comparing the performances of schools and more emphasis on supporting student learning, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Creating a positive practicum experience
Creating a positive practicum experience

In our latest reader submission, two supervising teachers and two pre-service teachers who worked together in Semester One 2017 reflect on the elements that helped drive a positive practicum experience for everyone involved.

Taking a moment to develop healthy habits
Taking a moment to develop healthy habits

The term ‘teacher wellbeing’ has become quite loaded in recent times, particularly with recent research highlighting the substandard health and wellbeing of school leaders. In today's reader submission Kelly Rothwell shares three simple tools that can quickly enhance your wellbeing.

Q&A: Bev Flückiger on age-appropriate pedagogies
Q&A: Bev Flückiger on age-appropriate pedagogies

Following her session at Research Conference 2017, Associate Professor Bev Flückiger joins Teacher to share more on her research into age-appropriate pedagogies. In this Q&A, she discusses the importance of play and recognising the agency of children.