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Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth
Teacher’s bookshelf: A Commitment to Growth

Tom Bentley, Executive Director for Policy and Impact at RMIT University, reviews A Commitment to Growth: Essays in Education, by Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Leadership: Principal certification
Leadership: Principal certification

Highly effective school leaders continually look for opportunities to improve their own practice, and the quality of teaching and learning in their school. Certified Practising Principal is an independent professional certification that recognises accomplished principals.

ICT Literacy in the classroom
ICT Literacy in the classroom

Every three years, a sample of Year 6 and 10 students in Australia are tested on their ICT Literacy. The scoring scale has six achievement levels. So, what activities might students at different levels be able to confidently complete?

Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework
Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework

In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.

ICT literacy of students in Australia
ICT literacy of students in Australia

Students in Year 6 and Year 10, from a sample of schools in Australia, have been assessed on their ICT literacy abilities. The results have recently been released and show that females significantly outperformed males.

High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect
High impact teaching – the Noble Piglet effect

Professor Nan Bahr thinks there’s a lot that educators can learn from Winnie the Pooh and his mates. Here, she reflects on the journey of Piglet to illustrate why we need to turn our considerations for teaching upside down to enable us to better address the needs of learners for lifelong resilience and success.

Professional Learning Teams in small schools
Professional Learning Teams in small schools

Principal Kerrie Russell explains why Professional Learning Communities with a particular focus on feedback were implemented at Alice Springs School of the Air, and how they could be set up with a small team of teaching staff.

Geography Q&A: Sharing knowledge and experiences
Geography Q&A: Sharing knowledge and experiences

Geography educator Susan Caldis is about to embark on the professional learning opportunity of a lifetime, travelling to Singapore to take part in the 2019 Outstanding Educator In Residence program.

Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture
Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture

Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.

Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead
Ruben the School Facility Dog taking the lead

A three-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruben is enriching the experience of school for many students at Quakers Hill High School. In today’s article, Ruben’s owner, Special Education Teacher Margie Beange, shares their story.

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