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Researching education: Five further readings on parental engagement
Researching education: Five further readings on parental engagement

In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is parental engagement.

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.

Staff PD: Moving away from one-size-fits-all
Staff PD: Moving away from one-size-fits-all

Developing the expertise of teaching and supporting staff is a key element in improving outcomes for all students. This school has moved away from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to staff professional development, and is now exploring creative opportunities to allow teachers to have a voice in how they develop as professionals.

The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways
The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways

In his final Teacher column of the year Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, shares his key takeaways from this month’s Forum for World Education in Paris.

Student disengagement and self-sabotage
Student disengagement and self-sabotage

When students feel a lack of autonomy, competence and belonging, this is known as psychological need frustration. In today’s article, Rebecca Collie, Helena Granziera and Andrew Martin share findings from their research into the role this frustration plays in students’ school engagement.

Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education
Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education

Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) explores the foundation of mathematics from an Indigenous perspective and discusses the concept of two-ways learning to achieve meaningful education outcomes for Indigenous students.

Taking mathematics outside of the classroom
Taking mathematics outside of the classroom

In her video series on Making Maths fun, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares three activities she uses to get students outside of the classroom and applying mathematical concepts to the real world.

‘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.

Research Q&A: School reports and communicating student progress
Research Q&A: School reports and communicating student progress

Is it time to rethink the traditional end of semester report card? In the final part of a series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard share findings from the three-year study.

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