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School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams
School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams

Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.

Live theatre improves learning and tolerance
Live theatre improves learning and tolerance

A report examining the effects of taking students on excursions to see live theatre has shown that it produces significant educational benefits, including higher levels of tolerance and stronger command of the plot of those plays. Co-author of the report, Distinguished Professor Jay P. Greene shares more about the findings.

Students’ sense of belonging at school
Students’ sense of belonging at school

Australian 15-year-olds were asked about their sense of belonging at school for the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. Here, we look at some of the Australian results and how they compare with other countries.

Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou
Global Education Episode 14: Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou

Andria Zafirakou was recently named the Global Teacher Prize winner. In this episode of Global Education, she speaks to Teacher about how her school partners with others in the community, why student voice is so important and how she supports the wellbeing of her students.

Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education
Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education

Teacher takes a sneak peek at Andreas Schleicher’s new book World Class: How to build a 21st-century school system. This extract discusses the development of capable education leaders.

Students who like to read – what does the research say?
Students who like to read – what does the research say?

'Reading is much more than a tool for education or work.' What do Year 4 students think about reading? Is it fun? Do they think they learn anything? Dr Sue Thomson explores these questions in her first Teacher column.

Q&A: A sustainable program targeting teachers
Q&A: A sustainable program targeting teachers

Tara.Ed is an Australian NGO that aims to promote sustainable, quality education in rural and remote parts of India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan through teacher training and capacity building. Here, we talk to founder Jennifer Star about the organisation’s focus on empowering educators.

Developing research capacity in teachers
Developing research capacity in teachers

In this program, a group of experienced primary school teachers have become practitioner researchers, focusing on strengthening their practice and improving outcomes for students. Program facilitators Dr Hilary Emery and Dr Neil Saunders share their experience of working with these teachers.

The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour
The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour

Associate Professor Lynn Barnett-Morris joins Teacher to discuss her longitudinal study The education of playful boys: class clowns in the classroom. For the last three years she’s been researching Kindergarten-aged children to determine how playfulness in the classroom is viewed by the children themselves, their classmates and their teachers.

Infographic: Collaborative problem solving

The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines student ability in collaborative problem solving. Today's infographic shows the results from some of the 50+ participating countries.