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Infographic: Books in the home and student achievement

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. Here, we look at TIMSS data on books in the home and the percentage of Australian students at or above the proficient standard for maths and science.

The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students
The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students

Professor Jenny Gore joins The Research Files to discuss the findings of a new Australian study by academics from the University of Newcastle and Western Sydney University investigating the occupational and career aspirations of Indigenous school students.

School leadership – taking a hands-on role
School leadership – taking a hands-on role

As a principal, do you roll up your sleeves and get involved alongside your teachers when implementing school improvement programs? Research shows a hands-on approach develops strong collaborative support.

Linking learning spaces to pedagogy
Linking learning spaces to pedagogy

Last month, St Joseph’s Nudgee College was named the inaugural winner in the schools category of the Library Design Awards 2017. Here we speak to the architect behind the award-winning library and the teacher librarian who now manages it.

Combining samples of student work with rubrics
Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.

When students drive the learning
When students drive the learning

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Kirsty Reynolds from Our Lady of The Way Primary in Emu Plains, about the project-based learning program she’s implemented with her Stage 3 students.

Leadership – the courage to change practice
Leadership – the courage to change practice

Meeting a target is one thing, but achieving it while also reaching the goal of equity and excellence requires school leaders to be courageous. It's not just down to the principal, middle leaders need to be part of that strategy if it is to be successful.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Tools for school leaders
Teacher’s bookshelf: Tools for school leaders

In this extract from her new book Action and Reflection Tools for Busy School Leaders, Pam Ryan explores the importance of communication and trust.

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.

Infographic: Student behaviour hindering learning

In PISA 2015 principals were asked to report on five student-related behaviours which are hindering learning. This infographic shows the percentage of students whose principals reported the behaviours occurring at least once a month.