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Practices that support Indigenous students
Practices that support Indigenous students

In his latest quarterly column for Teacher, Andreas Schleicher shares the findings of an OECD study analysing the education outcomes of Indigenous students in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In this follow-up, we take a look at some of the promising school practices identified.

Teacher’s bookshelf: School improvement
Teacher’s bookshelf: School improvement

The new book Driving school improvement: A practical guide is designed to support school leaders in meeting their improvement challenges. In this exclusive extract for Teacher readers, authors Pamela Macklin and Vic Zbar explore the four preconditions for whole-school improvement.

Implementing a new curriculum
Implementing a new curriculum

In the second of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school. In today’s article, she delves deeper into the implementation phase of the process.

Using Drama as a tool for inclusion within the classroom
Using Drama as a tool for inclusion within the classroom

'To be truly inclusive is challenging but is also easily undertaken with thought and sometimes a re-positioning of default language and practice.' David Roy, Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts discusses the keys to inclusive practices in the classroom.

Supporting students, teachers and communities
Supporting students, teachers and communities

Yesterday we brought you news of the 2017 WISE Award winners. Here we take a look at the remaining nine finalists, including a collaborative learning model aimed at increasing teacher motivation and professionalism in India and Uganda.

Tackling global education challenges
Tackling global education challenges

The 2017 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards were announced overnight. This year’s winners include a mentoring project supporting girls’ education in Tanzania and an accelerated learning program helping out of school children.

Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding
Artificial intelligence, robotics and coding

Can computers think? What is intelligence? Can we build a robot that learns from its past experiences? These are some of the tricky questions Year 6 students have tackled as they explore the role of robots and machine technology in society while learning to code.

Better education outcomes for Indigenous students
Better education outcomes for Indigenous students

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher says Indigenous students face tough challenges in most education systems, but analysis of outcomes in Canada, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia reveals sustained improvements have been achieved through focusing on several or all of six areas.

Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students
Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students

The teaching profession is getting older and is becoming increasingly unattractive to young students, data from a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show.

Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces
Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces

Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.