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Lessons from PISA 2018: Are students smart about money?
Lessons from PISA 2018: Are students smart about money?

Young people are growing up in a world where they are required to be financially literate in order to perform common tasks in their day-to-day lives. A new report from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 focuses on financial literacy. Here, we take a closer look at the results.

Vocal fatigue and online teaching
Vocal fatigue and online teaching

Teachers are more likely to experience vocal fatigue than many other professions. As teachers find themselves delivering lessons online in a new and unfamiliar way, some may find they are experiencing more vocal fatigue than ever before. Voice coach Amy Hume offers her insights into how educators can care for their voices during this time.

Teacher Q&A: Designing an Outdoor Education program
Teacher Q&A: Designing an Outdoor Education program

In 2019, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School won a New South Wales Outdoor Education Award. In today’s Q&A, we speak to Scott Williams, the school’s Outdoor Education Coordinator, about the extensive program offered to students.

Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu
Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu

In his first Teacher article on mathematics from an Indigenous perspective, Professor Chris Matthews introduced the concept of two-ways learning. In this follow-up, he discusses Yolŋu mathematics and the interconnected relationships of Gurruṯu, and shares an activity for teachers and students to explore the connections and patterns in family trees.

COVID-19: Practical tips for early years teaching and learning
COVID-19: Practical tips for early years teaching and learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some unique challenges for early years educators as they move to a remote learning approach. In today’s article, Dr Deborah Price discusses some practical ways for embracing the teaching and learning opportunities this new environment provides.

What PISA tells us about our preparedness for remote learning
What PISA tells us about our preparedness for remote learning

Dr Sue Thomson explores how the COVID-19 crisis has propelled schools to an online learning environment, and draws on data from the OECD’s 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) to shed light on students’, teachers’ and schools’ preparedness for the ‘new normal’.

Leadership: Creating connections with families
Leadership: Creating connections with families

Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School, shares how her experience in The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education strengthened her professionally as a school leader, but it also helped her to understand how she could better support the needs of families at her school.

Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride
Leadership: Fostering a sense of belonging and school pride

Fostering a sense of school pride and meeting the individual needs of every student are just two priorities for Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School. In today’s article she shares how she focuses on community partnerships, visible leadership and student engagement to achieve those goals.

Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning
Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning

‘In this home-supported learning environment parents are being called upon to play a broader role in their children’s education. The role of the parent is not to replace the teacher in learning from home …’ Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share evidence on how teachers can work with parents to support students in a rapidly changing education landscape.

Working from home and digital literacy – what can we assume?
Working from home and digital literacy – what can we assume?

Are today’s students ‘digital natives’? Have digital technologies transformed classroom practice? ACER Research Director Julian Fraillon looks to Australian and international data to explore some of the myths and realities related to digital literacy and how these should be considered in the new paradigm of working from home.

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