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Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?
Teacher comments in school reports: What’s effective?

In the third article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard highlight some of the observations that they’ve made in their early analysis of teacher comments on school reports.

Richard Gill: Music education
Richard Gill: Music education

The Muswellbrook Richard Gill National Music Academy, founded on the philosophy of the late Richard Gill AO, is set to open its doors to students at the beginning of 2020. We speak to Gill’s lifelong friend and the Chair of the interim board for the school, Kim Williams AM, about the vision for the school.

The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education
The Research Files Episode 47: Gender bias in Science education

Dr Carol Newall from Macquarie University joins Teacher to talk about her latest study, which investigates how a child’s gender impacts an adult's perception of their ability and their enjoyment of Science.

Student anxiety about schoolwork
Student anxiety about schoolwork

Australian high school students experience higher levels of schoolwork-related anxiety than their OECD peers, according to a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Professional learning: Implementing collaborative learning teams
Professional learning: Implementing collaborative learning teams

At Bradshaw Primary School in the Northern Territory, the use of Professional Learning Communities has included implementing Collaborative Learning Teams (CLTs) in order to improve the reading results of students.

STEM: What’s holding females back?
STEM: What’s holding females back?

Dr Sue Thomson addresses three broad areas that may hold females back from participation in STEM subjects in school and in entering these careers, providing teachers with the knowledge to address the underlying issues.

Resources: A STEM ecosystem map for educators
Resources: A STEM ecosystem map for educators

A new map has been created to help teachers, students and industry connect with STEM-related programs and resources on offer to secondary schools in Victoria.

Excellence in Science teaching: Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2018
Excellence in Science teaching: Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2018

This year’s Prime Minister’s prizes for Science have just been announced at a ceremony in Canberra. Here, we look at the work of two classroom practitioners whose outstanding efforts saw them named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Gonski, learning and the case for change
Gonski, learning and the case for change

Professor Geoff Masters AO has been saying recently that the Gonski 2.0 recommendations may provide our best hope of reversing the long-term decline in the reading, mathematics and science levels of Australian 15-year-olds. Why does he say this? Find out more in his latest Teacher column.

Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

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