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School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA
School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA

In his latest Teacher column, Andreas Schleicher explores PISA data on teacher support and enthusiasm, school climate, student satisfaction with life and parent participation. ‘[The] most interesting lesson from PISA is that a higher sense of student wellbeing does not need to come at the expense of lower academic outcomes.’

Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education
Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education

As a teacher, what adjustments can you make to your own practice to better meet the learning and wellbeing needs of students living with a disability? In this article, we are looking at five resources which have been released recently on the topic of disability and inclusive education.

Teacher librarians and student literacy
Teacher librarians and student literacy

A new study using data from South Australian schools shows having a qualified teacher librarian on staff is associated with improved student literacy outcomes.

Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement
Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement

‘Students’ questions made it apparent that they were still confused about the next steps in their learning. … Why didn’t they value the feedback?’ In today’s article, Head Teacher at Al-Faisal College Omar Jamal shares how developmental rubrics have improved student learning.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 18: Equality in education
Teacher Staffroom Episode 18: Equality in education

A few reports have been released lately which point to how we’re tracking across the world when it comes to equality and equity in education. In today’s podcast we catch you up on the latest evidence, insight and action in education.

Equity issues in student financial literacy
Equity issues in student financial literacy

In her new Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson examines the importance of financial knowledge and skills in addressing socioeconomic disadvantage during the current global economic downturn.

School Improvement Episode 26: Using technology to enhance STEM learning
School Improvement Episode 26: Using technology to enhance STEM learning

Queensland educator Chris Buswell is passionate about integrating technology into science. He’s partnered with local universities and schools overseas to improve student outcomes in STEM and joins us in today’s podcast episode to discuss his work.  

Teaching methods: Teaching in a multi-age classroom
Teaching methods: Teaching in a multi-age classroom

Lisa Seewraj from Child Side Playgroup and School in Western Australia teaches a multi-age class of 23 students across Years 7-10. In today’s episode we discuss how she manages the classroom on a daily basis, the range of abilities that she caters for, and how she provides each student with the appropriate level of challenge to progress in their learning.

Is ATAR necessary?
Is ATAR necessary?

‘I believe we could dispense with ATAR at almost no cost, but significant benefit. There are several observations that lead me to this conclusion,’ Professor Geoff Masters AO writes as he makes the case for change in his latest Teacher column.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 17: Let’s talk about maths
Teacher Staffroom Episode 17: Let’s talk about maths

Mathematics education has been a clear focus of our editorial content this month, and in this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we’re going to share some of the highlights. At the same time, we’ll be sharing some pieces on curriculum reform and requirements, as well as some contributions written by teachers, school leaders and researchers.

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