31 August 2018
In a fortnightly series, Teacher has been taking a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlighting existing work happening in Australian schools. This final instalment focuses on assessment of student learning.
17 August 2018
Chapter three of the Gonski report discusses the value of excellent teachers, the importance of upgrading their professional practice, and the need for expert educators ‘who foster the learning growth of their students through collaboration, mentoring and continuous learning’.
25 July 2018
A school-based survey has been designed to help schools assess the effectiveness of school-wide program implementation, particularly programs based on mental health. Teacher takes a look at how educators could use this tool to gain a clearer idea of how valuable their current social-emotional health promotion is for students.
17 July 2018
Student voice has been a core part of staff professional learning at Pakuranga College for several years. Here, two professional learning leaders at the Auckland school reflect on the implementation process and key learnings for teachers.
12 July 2018
In this episode of The Research Files, we speak to Helen Egeberg about her latest research on what students believe to be effective classroom management, and what classroom teachers can take away from her findings.
22 June 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here, we explore the idea of students having a voice and being partners in their own learning.
18 June 2018
In the second article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Jonathan Heard and Dr Hilary Hollingsworth examine recent and current reporting trends and practices in schools, and the growing use of digital systems and tools.
14 June 2018
Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.
10 April 2018
Feedback is an essential part of learning, especially when we want to improve our practice and attain high professional standards. And the best form of feedback is right there in front of us in our classrooms.
03 April 2018
In the first of a series of articles on how schools communicate student learning progress, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine some of the recent history of reporting in Australian schools and highlight some of the competing forces that have influenced current practices in student reporting.