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Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on 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.

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Global Teacher Prize: David Calle

A decade ago, Spanish teacher David Calle began uploading videos of simple maths lessons to YouTube to provide students, many of whom can’t afford private tutoring, with additional support beyond the traditional classroom.

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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.'

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School improvement and peer-based learning

Educators have gathered on the Gold Coast to share their work on school-based improvement projects, reflecting on the successes and challenges along the way.

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Collaborative learning in the staffroom

Collaborative learning can be an effective classroom tool, but it can also have a powerful impact in the staffroom. Teachers at Craigslea State High School in Brisbane are using Peer Learning Groups (PLGs) to improve their own practice and student outcomes.

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Getting fractions right for the wrong reasons

Many students get the correct answers to mathematics tasks, even though their thinking is incorrect. Teachers need to be aware of the possible misconceptions their students may have.

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STEAM education - taking a co-design approach

The STEAMpunk Girls project involves researchers from UTS working with high school students and teachers to co-design a project-based learning program.

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Feedback to support lifelong learning

To develop lifelong learners, the overarching goal of feedback should be to support the ability of students to self-monitor and self-regulate. However, not all feedback is equal.

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Making a difference to student wellbeing

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher explains there are several factors that impact student wellbeing, and much comes down to teachers, parents and schools.

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Returning to learning – Rubik’s Cube revenge

We ask students to do it every day, but when was the last time you ventured out of your comfort zone to learn something new? Here’s what I learned from a Rubik’s Cube challenge.

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