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Co-creating classroom behaviour expectations
Co-creating classroom behaviour expectations

At Pakuranga College in Auckland, New Zealand, gathering data and using evidence-based resources is the basis of their professional development. Here, Deputy Principal Larraine Barton shares how a Teacher magazine podcast informed part of the beginner teacher program at the school.

Leadership: Creating connections with families
Leadership: Creating connections with families

Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School, shares how her experience in The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education strengthened her professionally as a school leader, but it also helped her to understand how she could better support the needs of families at her school.

Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning
Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning

‘In this home-supported learning environment parents are being called upon to play a broader role in their children’s education. The role of the parent is not to replace the teacher in learning from home …’ Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share evidence on how teachers can work with parents to support students in a rapidly changing education landscape.

Researching education: Five further readings on autism spectrum disorder
Researching education: Five further readings on autism spectrum disorder

Understanding the challenges, as well as the strengths of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can assist teachers to address their needs in an inclusive way. Here, we take a look at five further readings on the topic.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.

Improving a school reporting system
Improving a school reporting system

Teachers and school leaders spend considerable effort and time writing and checking student reports, but how effective are they in communicating student learning? We speak to principal Anthony Hockey about what he found when considering this question in his school context.

Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy
Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores media literacy. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including two recent research reports looking into the challenge of media literacy education.  

Connecting musicals to classroom learning
Connecting musicals to classroom learning

In our latest reader submission, US high school teacher Dr Keith Mason explains how integrating school musicals into your curriculum planning can provide opportunities for linked and themed learning activities in multiple subject areas.

School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy
School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy

The Association of Independent Schools New South Wales (AISNSW) has been working with 38 of its schools on a targeted early years program that aims to help students in Kindergarten to Year 2 master key literacy and numeracy skills.

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