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Planning for implementing change
Planning for implementing change

In the first of a three-part series, Victorian educator Fiona Matthews shares her experiences in implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, including how staff underwent the planning process and some of the initial challenges they identified.

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

In today’s reader submission, Sir Jim Rose discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications, and the role of phonics in teaching reading.

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.

Better education outcomes for Indigenous students
Better education outcomes for Indigenous students

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher says Indigenous students face tough challenges in most education systems, but analysis of outcomes in Canada, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia reveals sustained improvements have been achieved through focusing on several or all of six areas.

Using an action learning model
Using an action learning model

In this case study, staff at a Sydney high school share details of an action learning approach to professional learning and its impact on teachers and students.

Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students
Teaching increasingly unattractive to young students

The teaching profession is getting older and is becoming increasingly unattractive to young students, data from a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show.

Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders
Leadership Q&A: Teachers as leaders

Susan Lovett is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In this Q&A, Lovett joins Teacher to discuss what teacher leadership is, and why she believes it is a mistake to attribute school leadership activities only to those residing in formal roles.

Shifting the focus of NAPLAN
Shifting the focus of NAPLAN

The decision to move NAPLAN online provides an opportunity to place less emphasis on comparing the performances of schools and more emphasis on supporting student learning, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Using Teacher to inform your practice
Using Teacher to inform your practice

Our annual Teacher reader survey encouraged educators to tell us how they’re using our articles, videos, podcasts and infographics in their professional settings. Hundreds of you shared your insights – here’s a selection.

Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces
Challenging and enjoyable playground spaces

Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.