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Improving practice through student feedback
Improving practice through student feedback

Feedback is an essential part of learning, especially when we want to improve our practice and attain high professional standards. And the best form of feedback is right there in front of us in our classrooms.

Does the old school report have a future?
Does the old school report have a future?

In the first of a series of articles on how schools communicate student learning progress, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine some of the recent history of reporting in Australian schools and highlight some of the competing forces that have influenced current practices in student reporting.

Sharing research with parents
Sharing research with parents

Maintaining strong links between families and schools is important to staff at Westgarth Primary School in Melbourne, which is why they work collaboratively with parents and carers to share the latest evidenced-based approaches to teaching and learning.

Leaders and teachers tackling issues together
Leaders and teachers tackling issues together

During her keynote address at the ACER’s Research Conference, Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson said, ‘If a problem has persisted in your area of responsibility, then you, by definition, are part of the problem.’ Afterwards, she sat down with Jo Earp to discuss this further.

Navigating difficult conversations with staff
Navigating difficult conversations with staff

Following her keynote address at ACER’s Research Conference 2017 in Melbourne, Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson sat down with Teacher editor Jo Earp to discuss ways in which educational leaders can go about discussing issues or problems that arise in the workplace.

Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters
Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters

In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss why it is important that students are involved in the process of setting goals for their own learning and can monitor the progress that they’re making.

School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning
School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning

For the last three years school leaders and staff at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School have been focusing on evidence-based teaching and reflection. It’s included the development of a professional learning approach called CCRP – Connect, Collect, Reflect and Progress.

Students as partners in learning
Students as partners in learning

In his latest Teacher video, Greg Whitby speaks to Melanie Brown from Our Lady of Nativity Primary School about the new approach to student leadership and learning that’s been implemented at her New South Wales school, where all Year 6 students have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.

Dinham on knowing your students
Dinham on knowing your students

The best schools of all types know their students as learners and as people, according to Professor Stephen Dinham. In today’s video, he also discusses why students essentially want teachers who care and are fair.

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.