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Leadership – the courage to change practice
Leadership – the courage to change practice

Meeting a target is one thing, but achieving it while also reaching the goal of equity and excellence requires school leaders to be courageous. It's not just down to the principal, middle leaders need to be part of that strategy if it is to be successful.

Behaviour management Q&A: The theory to practice gaps
Behaviour management Q&A: The theory to practice gaps

In today's Q&A, Dr Sue O’Neill from the School of Education at UNSW Sydney discusses the theory to practice gaps in behaviour management for preservice, beginning, and experienced teachers.

Childhood obesity – what can schools do?
Childhood obesity – what can schools do?

While parents and carers are largely responsible for laying the foundations of lifelong good health in their children, schools also have a unique opportunity to tackle obesity in childhood.

Infographic: Student wellbeing and PE classes

The latest cycle of PISA explored the wellbeing of 15-year-old students. Survey topics included Physical Education classes at school. Here are results from a selection of the 70+ countries and economies that participated.

Podcast special: The hidden qualities of quality teaching
Podcast special: The hidden qualities of quality teaching

Nan Bahr delivered the closing keynote address at last month’s EPPC. We share highlights from that keynote, titled ‘Personal attributes: Developing the hidden qualities in quality teaching’.

Developing student writing skills
Developing student writing skills

How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation when it comes to primary students’ achievement in writing composition? An Australian study provides some interesting insights.

Global Teacher Prize: David Calle
Global Teacher Prize: David Calle

A decade ago, Spanish teacher David Calle began uploading videos of simple maths lessons to YouTube to provide students, many of whom can’t afford private tutoring, with additional support beyond the traditional classroom.

Collaborative learning – it’s not just for students
Collaborative learning – it’s not just for students

Collaborative learning can be an effective classroom tool, but it can also have a powerful impact in the staffroom. Teachers at Craigslea State High School in Brisbane are using Peer Learning Groups (PLGs) to improve their own practice and student outcomes.

Being sensitive when marking student spelling
Being sensitive when marking student spelling

It’s important to be sensitive as to why students are making spelling mistakes, rather than simply handing back work covered in red marker, language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone says.

Infographic: Student exercise outside school

How do students in Australia compare with their counterparts in New Zealand, Singapore and the UK when it comes to physical exercise before and after school? Our latest infographic explores new OECD data.