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Dinham on self-esteem and student learning
Dinham on self-esteem and student learning

‘We know that self-concept or self-esteem has a significant effect on student learning but the mistake we’ve made is to try and boost student self-esteem and self-concept artificially and that doesn’t work,’ Professor Stephen Dinham shares with Jo Earp in today’s video.

The Research Files Episode 31: Data with Professor Amanda Datnow
The Research Files Episode 31: Data with Professor Amanda Datnow

Professor Amanda Datnow joins Teacher to discuss data-informed teaching and learning, including what we mean by data, and why using evidence to inform instruction can help educators better address students’ needs.

Dinham on effective professional learning
Dinham on effective professional learning

Following his keynote address at the Excellence in Professional Practice Conference, Professor Stephen Dinham sat down with Teacher editor Jo Earp to share advice on effective professional learning.

Research to practice – implementation in education
Research to practice – implementation in education

Quality implementation of educational approaches can have a significant impact on student outcomes. That’s why the quality of the implementation is as important as the program itself.

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’.

Assessment online: informing teaching and learning
Assessment online: informing teaching and learning

Online assessments are capable of providing significantly improved feedback to teaching and learning. Experience in schools is demonstrating the potential of online assessment – provided the foundations are right.

School improvement and peer-based learning
School improvement and peer-based learning

Educators have gathered on the Gold Coast to share their work on school-based improvement projects, reflecting on the successes and challenges along the way.

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.

Fractions – getting it right for the wrong reasons
Fractions – getting it right for the wrong reasons

Many students get the correct answers to mathematics tasks, even though their thinking is incorrect. Teachers need to be aware of the possible misconceptions their students may have.

Feedback to support lifelong learning
Feedback to support lifelong learning

To develop lifelong learners, the overarching goal of feedback should be to support the ability of students to self-monitor and self-regulate. However, not all feedback is equal.