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Instructional leadership: Refining the model
Instructional leadership: Refining the model

A year on from his professional learning experience at Harvard University, Hamish Woudsma shares which elements of the course he’s been able to embed into the teaching and learning at his school.

Top tips from casual relief teachers
Top tips from casual relief teachers

Casual relief teaching is a path many educators will take at a point in their career. In fact, it’s a position some teachers hold for their entire careers in education. In today’s article three casual relief teachers from Queensland offer their insights into this line of work.

Intervention programs: Emphasising progress
Intervention programs: Emphasising progress

Determined to lift the literacy and numeracy results of students at her school, special education teacher Jessica Colleu Terradas and her colleagues developed an intensive, individual instruction program for lower performing students.

Teacher resources: Cyber security
Teacher resources: Cyber security

A series of cyber security challenges are being taught to students in Years 7-10 across Australia. Here, Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy James Curran discusses what’s involved in the first challenge.

Sleep education improving student sleep habits
Sleep education improving student sleep habits

A UK sleep education study that enlisted teachers to educate students about healthy sleep behaviour has seen students pick up some healthier sleep habits. Dr Chris Harvey joins us to discuss the results of the study and some of the wider implications.

Learning to read and explicit teaching
Learning to read and explicit teaching

Why do some children learn to read without explicit teaching? Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Professor Anne Castles explore in today’s reader submission.

Teacher perspectives on using project-based learning
Teacher perspectives on using project-based learning

What are the enablers and challenges for high school teachers using a project-based learning approach in the classroom? In today’s reader submission, learning designer and educator Lisa Aitken shares findings from her research in New South Wales schools.

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.

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?

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