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Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

Action research: Physical activity and student writing
Action research: Physical activity and student writing

Teachers Leah Carter and Hugo Engele are undertaking a two-year action research project to investigate the impact of physical activity on student writing ability. Here, they share the research aims and what has happened so far.

Students’ motivation to succeed at school
Students’ motivation to succeed at school

Australian students are more motivated to succeed at school than their OECD peers, but results from a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research show high levels of motivation do not necessarily correspond to high performance.

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings
Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

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.

What sort of schools have the best access to teachers?
What sort of schools have the best access to teachers?

One of the main resources in schools is teachers, and in this column Dr Sue Thomson looks at the provision of teachers to advantaged and disadvantaged students in Australia.

Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz
Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz

Animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families, has been recognised at the 2018 Logie Awards.

Remote education: Flexi-calendar meeting school community needs
Remote education: Flexi-calendar meeting school community needs

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.

School leadership: A co-principalship model
School leadership: A co-principalship model

Gunbalanya School, on the edge of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, is jointly led by an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Principal. In today’s article we find out more about this successful co-principalship model.

Supporting students during parental deployment
Supporting students during parental deployment

Students who have parents deployed to a war zone are more vulnerable to a range of psychological, emotional and social issues. A new report published in the Australian Journal of Education looks at the processes employed by schools to support these children.

Teacher resources: Indigenous language materials
Teacher resources: Indigenous language materials

The promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as a cross-curriculum priority provides both a challenge and an opportunity for teachers. Cathy Bow discusses how resources can be embedded into different contexts.

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