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Instructional leadership: Refining the model
Instructional leadership: Refining the model

A year on from his professional learning experience at Harvard University, Hamish Woudsma shares which elements of the course he’s been able to embed into the teaching and learning at his school.

Top tips from casual relief teachers
Top tips from casual relief teachers

Casual relief teaching is a path many educators will take at a point in their career. In fact, it’s a position some teachers hold for their entire careers in education. In today’s article three casual relief teachers from Queensland offer their insights into this line of work.

School Improvement Episode 20: Vocational training and career pathways
School Improvement Episode 20: Vocational training and career pathways

Tasmanian educator Steve Harrison discusses the hands-on skills that students are learning through the vocational training offered at his school, as well as the broader ‘soft skills’ that they could apply to any future employment opportunities.

Becoming an International Baccalaureate school
Becoming an International Baccalaureate school

In an effort to further challenge students and allow them to take more responsibility for their own learning, principal Dr Cheryle Osborne embarked on a journey to become an International Baccalaureate school.

Intervention programs: Emphasising progress
Intervention programs: Emphasising progress

Determined to lift the literacy and numeracy results of students at her school, special education teacher Jessica Colleu Terradas and her colleagues developed an intensive, individual instruction program for lower performing students.

Individualised learning improving outcomes
Individualised learning improving outcomes

Primary school principal Lorraine Evans believes every child can learn – maybe not at the same pace or in the same way, but everyone can learn. Here, she explains how this attitude to learning led to a dramatic turnaround in student results.

Infographic: Out-of-field Mathematics teaching

A report released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has revealed the chance of students in Australia in Years 7-10 being taught Mathematics by an out-of-field teacher. In this infographic, we look at the findings.

School attendance and mental health disorders
School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in the secondary school years, according to a new study published in the Australian Journal of Education.

Teacher resources: Cyber security
Teacher resources: Cyber security

A series of cyber security challenges are being taught to students in Years 7-10 across Australia. Here, Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy James Curran discusses what’s involved in the first challenge.

Sleep education improving student sleep habits
Sleep education improving student sleep habits

A UK sleep education study that enlisted teachers to educate students about healthy sleep behaviour has seen students pick up some healthier sleep habits. Dr Chris Harvey joins us to discuss the results of the study and some of the wider implications.

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