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Empowering staff to lead innovation

School improvement is very much a collaborative effort. At this distance education school, staff are invited to pursue their own ideas for teaching and learning projects through a Learning Innovation Team.

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Childhood obesity – what can schools do?

While parents and carers are largely responsible for laying the foundations of lifelong good health in their children, schools also have a unique opportunity to tackle obesity in childhood.

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Financial literacy – where Australia sits

Australia has performed equal fifth in an international assessment of young people’s financial literacy, according to a report from the Australian Council for Educational Research.

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Developing student writing skills

How important are spelling, grammar and punctuation when it comes to primary students’ achievement in writing composition? An Australian study provides some interesting insights.

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Students win through to maths challenge final

Students from two Australian schools have proved jet lag is no barrier when it comes to their problem solving skills after winning through to the finals of an international maths challenge.

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Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on 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.

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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.'

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School improvement and peer-based learning

Educators have gathered on the Gold Coast to share their work on school-based improvement projects, reflecting on the successes and challenges along the way.

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Collaborative learning in the staffroom

Collaborative learning can be an effective classroom tool, but it can also have a powerful impact in the staffroom. Teachers at Craigslea State High School in Brisbane are using Peer Learning Groups (PLGs) to improve their own practice and student outcomes.

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Feedback to support lifelong learning

To develop lifelong learners, the overarching goal of feedback should be to support the ability of students to self-monitor and self-regulate. However, not all feedback is equal.

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