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Leadership: Using evidence to improve practice
Leadership: Using evidence to improve practice

Undertaking professional learning as a principal has led Mandy Reynolds-Smith to not only improve her practice and progress to work at a systems level, but to also recognise her strengths as a leader.

Helping students transition from school to work
Helping students transition from school to work

A workplace placement program targeting Indigenous senior secondary students has helped improve school engagement and attendance. In this article, we look at a school which has all of their senior Indigenous students enrolled and how it’s having a positive effect school-wide.  

Teacher resources: Maths by inquiry in action
Teacher resources: Maths by inquiry in action

Year 4 teacher Andrew Noordhoff shares the success of an inquiry-based Mathematics lesson sequence he recently team taught. He discusses how he led students through the lesson, where some struggled and what elements of the lesson were effective.

Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school
Teacher support reduces girls’ disengagement in high school

Today’s article explores findings from a recent Australian study that examined two forms of social support from teachers and peers, and their role in reducing adolescent girls’ disengagement over three years of high school.

Teaching Methods: Co-teaching to improve student outcomes
Teaching Methods: Co-teaching to improve student outcomes

Principal Gail Smith discusses how co-teaching has improved outcomes for students at her school, how trusting co-teacher relationships are maintained and some possible hurdles to adopting the process.

Forming close relationships with disruptive students
Forming close relationships with disruptive students

In today’s reader submission, Dr Kevin F. McGrath and Dr Penny Van Bergen discuss their new research which seeks to better understand how teachers build close relationships with disruptive students.

Enriching student connections with school values
Enriching student connections with school values

Having students and staff participate in the Great Victorian Bike Ride presented an opportunity to enrich student engagement with the whole-school ethos at Koonung Secondary College.

Geography Q&A: An immersive experience
Geography Q&A: An immersive experience

In today’s Q&A Geography educator Susan Caldis discusses some of the things she learned throughout her time abroad, how she plans on sharing this information with the wider Geography community, and why she’d recommend an immersive experience to other educators.

How can children learn through play at school?
How can children learn through play at school?

A new study by the LEGO Foundation explores how children can learn through play beyond the early years, in order to develop a holistic set of skills along with academic knowledge, to thrive and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Podcast special: Yasodai Selvakumaran on teaching Humanities
Podcast special: Yasodai Selvakumaran on teaching Humanities

Yasodai Selvakumaran has made the top 10 finalists for the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. We catch up with her to discuss her approach to teaching Humanities at her western Sydney school and how she builds confidence in her students.

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