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Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information
Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information

In today’s Q&A we chat to Dr Jo Peryman and Dr Janneke Blijlevens from RMIT University about the creation and testing of Sans Forgetica – a new font designed to help students remember key information.

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.

Inspiring school designs from around the globe
Inspiring school designs from around the globe

From a six-storey vertical school in the heart of Melbourne to a converted dumpsite in rural Morocco ­– the 10 shortlisted school designs up for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) award have a whole host of unique features that make them stand out above the rest. Here’s a snapshot of the shortlisted projects.

Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’
Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital’

This year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) required students to measure and choose the ‘best hospital’. Here, Ross Turner explores how teams from Australia approached the task.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice
Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and what they might look like in practice. Today we explore the role of education research and evidence in driving practice and innovation to improve student outcomes.

PIRLS 2016: Russia’s reading success
PIRLS 2016: Russia’s reading success

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) measures Year 4 students’ reading literacy achievement. When the last study cycle was conducted in 2016, students in the Russian Federation outperformed their peers in all 50 participating countries and 11 benchmarking regions.

Continuous student reporting – the next step?
Continuous student reporting – the next step?

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.

Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing
Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing

In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

What is ‘equity’ in education?
What is ‘equity’ in education?

Equity in education is often viewed as equivalence or sameness. A more useful way to view equity is through the lens of ‘fairness’, Professor Geoff Masters AO writes in his new Teacher column.

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