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Continuous student reporting – the next step?
Continuous student reporting – the next step?

In the second article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Jonathan Heard and Dr Hilary Hollingsworth examine recent and current reporting trends and practices in schools, and the growing use of digital systems and tools.

Supporting students during parental deployment
Supporting students during parental deployment

Students who have parents deployed to a war zone are more vulnerable to a range of psychological, emotional and social issues. A new report published in the Australian Journal of Education looks at the processes employed by schools to support these children.

Does the old school report have a future?
Does the old school report have a future?

In the first of a series of articles on how schools communicate student learning progress, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard examine some of the recent history of reporting in Australian schools and highlight some of the competing forces that have influenced current practices in student reporting.

The Research Files Episode 40: Indigenous perspectives on quality teaching
The Research Files Episode 40: Indigenous perspectives on quality teaching

In this episode of The Research Files, we speak to Adjunct Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy at James Cook University, Brian Lewthwaite. He's the lead author of a research project exploring the perspectives of Indigenous Australians on effective teaching practice and he joins us to talk about phase one of this study.

Teacher quality the priority for parents
Teacher quality the priority for parents

Parents in Australia say teacher quality is the most important factor when choosing a school for their child, and if their school had extra cash most would choose to spend it on more teachers or better pay for existing teachers, followed by more support staff.

How family fun impacts student wellbeing
How family fun impacts student wellbeing

The importance of families having fun with one another has been highlighted in a new report which shows that family cohesion is a vital ingredient for early adolescents having a good life. Lead author Dr Petra Lietz joins Teacher to discuss the impact this has on student learning.

Effective leadership in remote schools
Effective leadership in remote schools

The Global Teacher Prize awards one exceptional teacher each year for their outstanding contribution as an educator. In this article, we speak to Top 50 finalist Charlie Klein from Tjuntjuntjara Remote Community School in Western Australia about leadership.

Sharing research with parents
Sharing research with parents

Maintaining strong links between families and schools is important to staff at Westgarth Primary School in Melbourne, which is why they work collaboratively with parents and carers to share the latest evidenced-based approaches to teaching and learning.

Reimagining the teaching profession
Reimagining the teaching profession

‘… teachers talked about how they can prepare today’s students for their future, rather than for our past.’ Teacher columnist Andreas Schleicher shares details of discussions from the recent Qudwa Global Teachers’ Forum, which brought together 800 educators.

Reading aloud – not just for the early years
Reading aloud – not just for the early years

Research has highlighted the importance of providing ongoing opportunities for children to read aloud in class to teachers and friends, and at home to parents, siblings and even pets.