21 February 2019
UK educator Craig Heeley landed his first ever Head Teacher role at the beginning of this year and he’s been sharing his experiences with the world via Twitter. In today’s podcast, he discusses strategies he’s using to get to know the staff, parents and students in his school community, and the role of mentoring.
31 January 2019
Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast have been working with staff at a Queensland high school to ensure student voice is an integral part in the development of student leadership programs.
23 August 2018
Can therapy dogs decrease anxiety and stress in students, and improve school attendance? These are just some of the questions Monash University academics Dr Linda Henderson and Dr Christine Grove from the Faculty of Education are trying to answer as they push for more research in this area.
15 August 2018
New South Wales public school principal Hamish Woudsma recently returned from the professional learning trip of a lifetime – a six-day school leadership course at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In today’s article, he shares what he learned during his time in Boston.
13 August 2018
Emeritus Professor Bill Louden from the University of Western Australia presented at Research Conference 2018 in Sydney. His session, titled Evidence-based approaches to school improvement: Kimberley Schools Project outlined the fundamental principles that underpin the thinking behind the project.
08 August 2018
Educators across Australia are always trying new ways to improve outcomes for their students. Not all changes result in improvements. Is there a way that we increase the likelihood of a change leading to improvement?
26 July 2018
On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.
19 July 2018
In PIRLS 2016 (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), students were asked about behaviours that could limit reading instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at some of the results for absenteeism.
18 July 2018
The Cathy Freeman Foundation works closely with remote Indigenous communities with the aim of improving student engagement at school. One of the foundation’s programs focuses on improving student attendance and in today’s article, Cathy Freeman and a teacher involved tell us more.
19 June 2018
In the second of two articles on Gunbalanya School in the Northern Territory, we find out about its switch to a flexible calendar to improve student attendance, and how educators are working with the community and industry to prepare students for work.
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