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Outdoor lessons boost classroom engagement
Outdoor lessons boost classroom engagement

New research has found learning in nature has a significant positive impact on engagement back in the classroom, with educators able to teach for almost twice as long without having to pause and redirect students’ attention.

Music homework – solitary and deliberate
Music homework – solitary and deliberate

When two senior Music teachers saw a need to improve the quality of student’s home practice of chosen instruments, they implemented a strategy of solitary, deliberate music practice. In consultation with the school’s Master Teacher, they developed a model aimed at improving student learning outcomes.

Smoothing early years transitions
Smoothing early years transitions

Teachers play a central role in supporting children who are starting formal schooling for the first time to settle in. University of Wollongong researchers have been studying how early years educators can help smooth the transition from preschool.

High performing students regulate their own learning
High performing students regulate their own learning

New research shows that high performing Grade 5-8 students in mathematics and reading exhibit greater self-regulated learning skills than their lower performing counterparts.

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.

Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced
Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced

Three Australian teachers have just been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2018. Who made the shortlist for the US $1 million prize? Find out in today’s article.

Civic knowledge, understanding and engagement
Civic knowledge, understanding and engagement

Australian students’ positive attitudes towards civic information, ideas and action, Indigenous cultures, and diversity have increased further according to new National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC) data, released today.

Mental health biggest issue for youth
Mental health biggest issue for youth

Mental health is now the number one national concern for young people in Australia, according to Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey – the first time in its 16 year history. Coping with stress, body image and depression also take out three of the top four spots in the list of personal concerns.

PIRLS 2016: Year 4 reading and literacy results
PIRLS 2016: Year 4 reading and literacy results

The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results have been released today. Here, we take a closer look at PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia’s results, which describes the reading literacy achievement of a nationally representative sample of Year 4 students in the international context.

Distributive leadership – building capacity and community voice
Distributive leadership – building capacity and community voice

In this case study, educators at Queensland’s Bribie Island State School share details of a distributive leadership model that not only builds teacher leadership capacity but also increases community voice.