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Successful student reading engagement initiatives
Successful student reading engagement initiatives

At this New South Wales secondary school for boys, a student survey revealed many students say they do not like reading because ‘reading is something girls do’. We speak to the Head of Library at St Joseph’s College to see how she changed these attitudes and increased reading engagement.

Books most borrowed by students in Australia
Books most borrowed by students in Australia

Research shows that when students have access to current and interesting books, they are more likely to read. In this article, we take a look at the books most borrowed by students in 2018-2019 across fiction, non-fiction and picture book categories.

Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys
Behaviour Management Episode 6: Mentoring boys

In this episode, we hear how building positive relationships feeds into behaviour management strategies at Dapto High School in New South Wales, and how an additional focus on the wellbeing of male students includes the school volunteering for the Top Blokes mentoring program and creating a new staff role – Boys’ Mentor.

Planning lessons for 2020
Planning lessons for 2020

With staff and students returning to school in a matter of weeks across Australia, the time has come to begin brainstorming activities for lessons throughout the year. In this article, we take you through some significant themes and events to inspire some upcoming lessons.

Australia’s PISA performance declines further
Australia’s PISA performance declines further

The PISA 2018 results show Australian students’ reading, mathematics and science skills are declining, to the point where for the first time in the assessment’s history, Australia’s performance has fallen to meet an OECD average – in mathematics.

‘Changing generations’ through early childhood education
‘Changing generations’ through early childhood education

In today’s Q&A, Indonesian early childhood educator Hikmah Mulia Dewi – who made the Global Teacher Prize top 50 this year – shares an example of a hands-on learning activity for students exploring the batik industry, and details of the programs she’s developed to involve parents and the community.

Q&A: Spiral of inquiry
Q&A: Spiral of inquiry

What is the spiral of inquiry? What happens in each of the six stages? And, how can this approach to professional learning be used to support the complex work of leaders and teachers, and improve student learning?

Teacher Q&A: Indonesian Teacher Leaders
Teacher Q&A: Indonesian Teacher Leaders

The Indonesian Teacher Leaders Programme at Canggu Community School, in Bali, is focused on sharing best practice among staff and with teachers in the local community.

Education reform: Curriculum content and deep learning
Education reform: Curriculum content and deep learning

New South Wales educators are now being invited to have their say on the NSW Curriculum Review Interim Report. In a two-part series, Teacher is taking a closer look at some of the proposals. This first article focuses on curriculum content and deep learning.

Shining a light on school education in the Netherlands
Shining a light on school education in the Netherlands

A high rank in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is desired by many nations and top performers are closely examined. Ahead of next month’s release of results from the OECD’s 2018 international study of student performance in Maths, Science and Reading, Teacher takes a closer look at one of PISA’s consistent performers – the Netherlands.

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