06 June 2018
Australian 15-year-olds were asked about their sense of belonging at school for the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. Here, we look at some of the Australian results and how they compare with other countries.
05 June 2018
How early should educators be introducing children to the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and engaging them in STEM-related learning activities? An Australia-wide research project is zeroing in on preschool.
04 June 2018
Gunbalanya School, on the edge of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, is jointly led by an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Principal. In today’s article we find out more about this successful co-principalship model.
30 May 2018
Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students discuss their fears and we learn new strategies to begin to overcome them.
29 May 2018
How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.
28 May 2018
In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.
24 May 2018
ACER’s Research Conference brings together leading education researchers from Australia and overseas. In today’s article, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the aims of the conference and this year’s theme – ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.
23 May 2018
Today is National Simultaneous Storytime, where the same picture book will be read by schools and libraries across the country at the same time. Here, a teacher librarian from Hobart College speaks to Teacher about why her secondary school is participating in the event.
21 May 2018
Teacher takes a sneak peek at Andreas Schleicher’s new book World Class: How to build a 21st-century school system. This extract discusses the development of capable education leaders.
15 May 2018
Building teacher expertise involves school leaders providing staff with opportunities to continuously improve their skills and practices. It also means leading by example. Principal Julie Perry is a firm believer in attending PD sessions alongside her staff.