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Teacher’s bookshelf: School improvement
Teacher’s bookshelf: School improvement

The new book Driving school improvement: A practical guide is designed to support school leaders in meeting their improvement challenges. In this exclusive extract for Teacher readers, authors Pamela Macklin and Vic Zbar explore the four preconditions for whole-school improvement.

Parents want greater focus on social skills
Parents want greater focus on social skills

Parents, grandparents and guardians want more support from teachers and schools when it comes to helping their children develop social and life skills, such as how to behave in public, according to an Australian study.

Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques
Behaviour Management Episode 2: Phil Beadle on de-escalation techniques

Phil Beadle is a teacher, education consultant, public speaker, author and broadsheet columnist. In today’s podcast, the UK educator joins Teacher  magazine to discuss behaviour management, but in particular, the different de-escalation techniques that educators can use to manage challenging behaviours in their classrooms.

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.

Behaviour management Q&A: The theory to practice gaps
Behaviour management Q&A: The theory to practice gaps

In today's Q&A, Dr Sue O’Neill from the School of Education at UNSW Sydney discusses the theory to practice gaps in behaviour management for preservice, beginning, and experienced teachers.

The school curriculum: about time
The school curriculum: about time

'Too often in our schools, the time-bound curriculum does not deliver learning experiences matched to individuals’ present levels of achievement and learning needs,' Professor Geoff Masters AO writes in his latest Teacher column.

Empowering staff to lead innovation
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.

Childhood obesity – what can schools do?
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.

Infographic: Student wellbeing and PE classes

The latest cycle of PISA explored the wellbeing of 15-year-old students. Survey topics included Physical Education classes at school. Here are results from a selection of the 70+ countries and economies that participated.

Making a difference to student wellbeing
Making a difference to student wellbeing

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher explains there are several factors that impact student wellbeing, and much comes down to teachers, parents and schools.