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Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50
Two Australians in Global Teacher Prize top 50

Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019. They were selected from over 10 000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.

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.

Building capacity as a leader
Building capacity as a leader

Over the summer holidays, English teacher Victoria McLure flew to Uganda to build her capacity as a leader in her teaching role. In this article, we explore how collaborating with educators from different backgrounds increased her leadership capacity.

Tackling a whole-school timetable
Tackling a whole-school timetable

The end of the school year is approaching, and among the countless tasks educators are already busy with in anticipation for the first day of term in 2019 is the whole-school timetable. For secondary schools in particular, coordinating it can be challenging.

Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed
Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed

Dr Lyn Sharratt explores three practical learning, teaching and leading approaches – writing to improve critical literacy skills, bump-it-up walls, and collaborative assessment of student work – that each support teachers’ focus on creating critically literate graduates.

Supporting teachers in developing nations
Supporting teachers in developing nations

‘A quality education always starts with a great teacher’. In her final column of the year, Julia Gillard shares details of some of the programs aimed at improving the recruitment, training and support of teachers in developing nations.

School Improvement Episode 18: Supporting primary Science teachers
School Improvement Episode 18: Supporting primary Science teachers

At Warrigal Road State School in Brisbane, the focus on inquiry learning in Science was an identified area of improvement. Lead Science teacher Brett Crawford explains what Science education was like before he began mentoring teachers, and shares details of a couple of his budget-friendly experiments.

Global attitudes to teachers and teaching
Global attitudes to teachers and teaching

Which occupation is most similar to a teacher in terms of status? Do students respect teachers? How many hours do teachers work? And, how much should they be paid? These are some of the questions posed to more than 35 000 people around the world.

The effective use of teaching assistants
The effective use of teaching assistants

What are the most effective ways to improve student learning with a teaching assistant? In today’s article, Associate Director at Evidence for Learning Dr Tanya Vaughan explores this question.

Global Education Episode 16: Principal partnerships in South Africa
Global Education Episode 16: Principal partnerships in South Africa

To increase the leadership capacity of principals in South Africa, Dr Louise van Rhyn founded a program named Partners for Possibility, which pairs business leaders with principals for a 12-month structured leadership development program.

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