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Practices that support Indigenous students
Practices that support Indigenous students

In his latest quarterly column for Teacher, Andreas Schleicher shares the findings of an OECD study analysing the education outcomes of Indigenous students in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In this follow-up, we take a look at some of the promising school practices identified.

Delivering a challenging and engaging curriculum
Delivering a challenging and engaging curriculum

In the final instalment of our three-part series on curriculum implementation, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews reflects on the lessons learned throughout the process and offers advice.

Parents want greater focus on social skills
Parents want greater focus on social skills

Parents, grandparents and guardians want more support from teachers and schools when it comes to helping their children develop social and life skills, such as how to behave in public, according to an Australian study.

Investigating the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement
Investigating the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement

Analysis of Year 3, 5 and 7 numeracy and reading test data across almost 3000 Australian schools show ‘single-sex schools on average provide no better value-add over time than coeducational schools’.

Implementing a new curriculum
Implementing a new curriculum

In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.

Planning for implementing change
Planning for implementing change

In the first of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, including how staff underwent the planning process and some of the initial challenges they identified.

Using Teacher to inform your practice
Using Teacher to inform your practice

Our annual Teacher reader survey encouraged educators to tell us how they’re using our articles, videos, podcasts and infographics in their professional settings. Hundreds of you shared your insights – here’s a selection.

Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces
Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces

Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring living things in Year 1 Science
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring living things in Year 1 Science

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website.

The power of reflective practice
The power of reflective practice

Simon Clarke, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, presented on the opening morning of Research Conference 2017 in Melbourne today, exploring the connections between leadership and learning.