24 July 2017
In an effort to better reach students who aren’t engaged in reading, writing and storytelling, staff at this New South Wales school decided to run a literary festival for Year 7 students, inviting a range of different authors, poets, cartoonists, illustrators and performers to run workshops on the day.
21 July 2017
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.
04 July 2017
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.
06 June 2017
How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation when it comes to primary students’ achievement in writing composition? An Australian study provides some interesting insights.
16 May 2017
It’s important to be sensitive as to why students are making spelling mistakes, rather than simply handing back work covered in red marker, language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone says.
18 April 2017
Language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone joins Teacher to discuss how educators can address poor spelling habits with senior school students.
21 March 2017
Language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone joins Teacher to discuss ways teachers can get primary school-aged children excited about spelling.
15 March 2017
Further analysis of Australian results from two large-scale international assessments highlight a ‘worrying’ decline in the achievement of disadvantaged students.
03 February 2017
A new research study involving academics from Deakin University and Murdoch University is exploring the recreational reading habits of Australian teenagers. Here are some of the early findings.
07 December 2016
The report, PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results, doesn’t make for pleasant reading. In today’s podcast, Dr Sue Thomson from ACER joins Teacher to discuss the results.