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Shifting the focus of NAPLAN
Shifting the focus of NAPLAN

The decision to move NAPLAN online provides an opportunity to place less emphasis on comparing the performances of schools and more emphasis on supporting student learning, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Creating a positive practicum experience
Creating a positive practicum experience

In our latest reader submission, two supervising teachers and two pre-service teachers who worked together in Semester One 2017 reflect on the elements that helped drive a positive practicum experience for everyone involved.

A collaborative approach to teaching sport
A collaborative approach to teaching sport

Following the release of its Teaching Sport to Children discussion paper, the Australian Sports Commission wants to hear from teachers about a range of issues, including professional development needs, and building links with parents and volunteers.

Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques
Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques

Phil Beadle is a teacher, education consultant, public speaker, author and broadsheet columnist. In today’s podcast, the UK educator joins Teacher  magazine to discuss behaviour management, but in particular, the different de-escalation techniques that educators can use to manage challenging behaviours in their classrooms.

School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching
School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching

Three Deakin University academics ­– Dr Linda Hobbs, Associate Professor Coral Campbell and Associate Professor Colleen Vale – recently visited ACER to share their research on out-of-field teaching. In today’s School Improvement podcast, we share some highlights from their presentation.

But can we measure it?
But can we measure it?

It’s often asserted that some things can’t be measured, Professor Geoff Masters AO writes in his latest column. But how true is this? And if we can’t measure something, should we stop pretending we can teach or develop it?

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.

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’.

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.