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Students committed to a sustainable future
Students committed to a sustainable future

It’s STEM month at Teacher magazine and to coincide with National Science Week, we speak with Lara Pratt from Kincumber High School. In the lead up to National Science Week, her students have been conducting water quality tests and macroinvertebrate surveys down at their local waterway.

A structured coaching model to support staff
A structured coaching model to support staff

Introducing evidence-based programs and interventions is one strategy that can be used by schools to target specific improvements in student outcomes. For this principal, having ongoing support mechanisms for staff is a crucial part of the implementation process.

School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching
School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching

Three Deakin University academics ­– Dr Linda Hobbs, Associate Professor Coral Campbell and Associate Professor Colleen Vale – recently visited ACER to share their research on out-of-field teaching. In today’s School Improvement podcast, we share some highlights from their presentation.

Leadership Q&A with Viviane Robinson
Leadership Q&A with Viviane Robinson

In today’s leadership Q&A, Teacher talks to Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson from New Zealand about the challenges and complexities of school leadership, good goal setting and principal professional development.

Indigenous voice in education
Indigenous voice in education

A new Australian Education Review argues active engagement of Indigenous families and communities is critical to addressing Indigenous education disadvantage.

Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling
Literary festival gets students excited about storytelling

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.

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.

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.