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School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader
School Improvement Episode 14: Being a positive school leader

Dr Danny Steele, Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in Alabama in the United States joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in building and maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.

Learning spaces – an international perspective
Learning spaces – an international perspective

Completed in 2017, IKC de Geluksvogel school in the Netherlands is known for its focus on sustainability and its teaching approach, which centres on the use of technology. In today’s Q&A we speak to Misak Terzibasiyan, the director of UArchitects, the firm behind the design of the award-winning school.

Assessing global competence
Assessing global competence

This year, for the first time, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) will assess global competence. In his latest Teacher column, OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher discusses what the assessment entails.

Why children with disabilities deserve better
Why children with disabilities deserve better

The increasing number of children enrolled into primary schools globally show there is great progress being made to improve the quality of education, Julia Gillard writes. Despite these achievements, there is still one group being left behind from all this progress: children with disabilities.

Educators making a difference to students’ lives
Educators making a difference to students’ lives

This year’s winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize has just been announced. Here we celebrate the achievements of the other nine educators who made the final 10 – selected from more than 30 000 nominations and applications from 173 countries.

Arts teacher wins 2018 Global Teacher Prize
Arts teacher wins 2018 Global Teacher Prize

An arts and textiles teacher from the UK who learned the basics of 35 different languages to better connect with her students has been named winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize. Andria Zafirakou from Alperton Community School received US $1 million for her outstanding contribution.

Teacher quality the priority for parents
Teacher quality the priority for parents

Parents in Australia say teacher quality is the most important factor when choosing a school for their child, and if their school had extra cash most would choose to spend it on more teachers or better pay for existing teachers, followed by more support staff.

Controlling smartphone use in schools
Controlling smartphone use in schools

This year, France will be enforcing a total ban on mobile phone usage in primary and middle schools across the country. In today’s article, we talk to two schools in Australia with differing policies.

Reimagining the teaching profession
Reimagining the teaching profession

‘… teachers talked about how they can prepare today’s students for their future, rather than for our past.’ Teacher columnist Andreas Schleicher shares details of discussions from the recent Qudwa Global Teachers’ Forum, which brought together 800 educators.

Infographic: Students arriving late to school

The OECD has collected data on student lateness from school systems in countries and economies around the world. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results.