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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.

Parents want greater focus on social skills
Parents want greater focus on social skills

Parents, grandparents and guardians want more support from teachers and schools when it comes to helping their children develop social and life skills, such as how to behave in public, according to an Australian study.

An innovative approach to LOTE
An innovative approach to LOTE

The Wonders of the World program at Encounter Lutheran College encourages students to connect with their own family histories and experiences as part of their LOTE studies.

Nudging parents to be literacy partners
Nudging parents to be literacy partners

How can teachers take advantage of a family’s knowledge that home reading is important, to prompt more of this behaviour? This research used a behaviour science strategy in an effort to increase participation in a reading challenge.

Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations
Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations

From the art room to the sports oval, the kitchens to the library, there’s plenty happening in schools to mark NAIDOC Week 2017. We take a look at some of the events as communities come together to celebrate.

Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on student attendance
Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on student 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.

Reconciliation begins at home
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.'

Making a difference to student wellbeing
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.

Parental views on LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum
Parental views on LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum

What should LGBTQ-inclusivity look like in the K-12 curriculum? This was one question in a study aimed at better understanding parental views regarding LGBTQ-inclusive education.

Making the most of parent-teacher interviews
Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.