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Do later school start times improve learning?
Do later school start times improve learning?

A review into the effects of starting school later in the day has found some promising results for teenagers struggling to get to school on time. Here we look at the research findings and we speak to a school in Australia that commences lessons at 10 am.

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.

Intervention programs for disengaged boys
Intervention programs for disengaged boys

These high school educators have developed an intervention program for disengaged male students that mixes weekly lessons with intensive physical training sessions and challenges.

Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold
Teaching Methods: Inquiry based learning with Professor Simone Reinhold

Professor Simone Reinhold joins Teacher to discuss inquiry based learning in primary mathematics, including the benefits of students working on a common task with differentiated outcomes, and the role of the educator in finding a balance between explorative and informative learning.

Supporting students, teachers and communities
Supporting students, teachers and communities

Yesterday we brought you news of the 2017 WISE Award winners. Here we take a look at the remaining nine finalists, including a collaborative learning model aimed at increasing teacher motivation and professionalism in India and Uganda.

Tackling global education challenges
Tackling global education challenges

The 2017 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards were announced overnight. This year’s winners include a mentoring project supporting girls’ education in Tanzania and an accelerated learning program helping out of school children.

Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic

Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.

Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks
Year 1 literacy and numeracy checks

A government advisory panel has recommended the introduction of national literacy and numeracy checks in Year 1 as a way of identifying students who need additional support. Here we take a closer look at the report, including the benefits and challenges raised by teachers and principals.

Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on student attendance
Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on student attendance

A US research study suggests a simple postcard to parents encouraging them to improve their child’s school attendance could be a powerful tool for educators.

Reconciliation begins at home
Reconciliation begins at home

'Sitting down with our children to watch programs that demonstrate and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, such as Little J & Big Cuz, is one small ‘next step’ that each of us can take on the journey towards reconciliation.'