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School Improvement Episode 13: Succession planning
School Improvement Episode 13: Succession planning

School leaders play a crucial role in improving outcomes for students and the success of a school community. But, what happens when they leave? In today’s episode of School Improvement we’re talking about succession planning.

New programs – are they adding value?
New programs – are they adding value?

Has the new thing you’ve introduced to your school or classroom added value, or did you just throw out something good? This is a question posed by Dr Linda Bendikson from The University of Auckland in today’s video.

Leaders and teachers tackling issues together
Leaders and teachers tackling issues together

During her keynote address at the ACER’s Research Conference, Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson said, ‘If a problem has persisted in your area of responsibility, then you, by definition, are part of the problem.’ Afterwards, she sat down with Jo Earp to discuss this further.

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.

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.

Creating a culture of development and continuous learning
Creating a culture of development and continuous learning

Western Australia’s Butler College has created a culture of continuous learning and development for all of its staff. This long-term, whole-school approach focusses on improving the skills and capacity of all staff (including non-teaching staff) through various means, including action learning projects and peer-to-peer support and coaching.

Navigating difficult conversations with staff
Navigating difficult conversations with staff

Following her keynote address at ACER’s Research Conference 2017 in Melbourne, Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson sat down with Teacher editor Jo Earp to discuss ways in which educational leaders can go about discussing issues or problems that arise in the workplace.

Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters
Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters

In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss why it is important that students are involved in the process of setting goals for their own learning and can monitor the progress that they’re making.

School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning
School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning

For the last three years school leaders and staff at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School have been focusing on evidence-based teaching and reflection. It’s included the development of a professional learning approach called CCRP – Connect, Collect, Reflect and Progress.

Students as partners in learning
Students as partners in learning

In his latest Teacher video, Greg Whitby speaks to Melanie Brown from Our Lady of Nativity Primary School about the new approach to student leadership and learning that’s been implemented at her New South Wales school, where all Year 6 students have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.