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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.

Giving children the best start to school
Giving children the best start to school

Helping Indigenous children get the best start to their formal schooling by modelling the day-to-day running of an early primary classroom is one of the aims of the animated children’s series, Little J & Big Cuz, which is back for its second season.

Students’ attitudes to school and reading achievement
Students’ attitudes to school and reading achievement

Can student voice offer insights into how schools can improve reading achievement? A new Australian study examining the link between secondary students’ attitudes towards school and reading performance has found that experiencing bullying has a strong relationship with how students perform on the NAPLAN reading assessment.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 11: Books and school libraries
Teacher Staffroom Episode 11: Books and school libraries

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we look back on the content published on Teacher magazine over the past month, focusing specifically on the articles published on the topic of reading and school libraries.

The Research Files Episode 56: John Munro on gifted education
The Research Files Episode 56: John Munro on gifted education

Dr John Munro joins Teacher to discuss gifted learners – in particular, how to identify these learners, how to understand their learning needs and how to encourage them to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond.

Successful student reading engagement initiatives
Successful student reading engagement initiatives

At this New South Wales secondary school for boys, a student survey revealed many students say they do not like reading because ‘reading is something girls do’. We speak to the Head of Library at St Joseph’s College to see how she changed these attitudes and increased reading engagement.

Books most borrowed by students in Australia
Books most borrowed by students in Australia

Research shows that when students have access to current and interesting books, they are more likely to read. In this article, we take a look at the books most borrowed by students in 2018-2019 across fiction, non-fiction and picture book categories.

Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys
Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys

In this episode, we hear how building positive relationships feeds into behaviour management strategies at Dapto High School in New South Wales, and how an additional focus on the wellbeing of male students includes the school volunteering for the Top Blokes mentoring program and creating a new staff role – Boys’ Mentor.

Planning lessons for 2020
Planning lessons for 2020

With staff and students returning to school in a matter of weeks across Australia, the time has come to begin brainstorming activities for lessons throughout the year. In this article, we take you through some significant themes and events to inspire some upcoming lessons.

Australia’s PISA performance declines further
Australia’s PISA performance declines further

The PISA 2018 results show Australian students’ reading, mathematics and science skills are declining, to the point where for the first time in the assessment’s history, Australia’s performance has fallen to meet an OECD average – in mathematics.

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