17 August 2018
Chapter three of the Gonski report discusses the value of excellent teachers, the importance of upgrading their professional practice, and the need for expert educators ‘who foster the learning growth of their students through collaboration, mentoring and continuous learning’.
15 August 2018
New South Wales public school principal Hamish Woudsma recently returned from the professional learning trip of a lifetime – a six-day school leadership course at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In today’s article, he shares what he learned during his time in Boston.
17 July 2018
Student voice has been a core part of staff professional learning at Pakuranga College for several years. Here, two professional learning leaders at the Auckland school reflect on the implementation process and key learnings for teachers.
02 July 2018
Collecting evidence to become a fully registered teacher is a requirement for teachers in the first years of their career. But what does this evidence actually look like? A new report from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia provides a WA perspective.
27 June 2018
June is STEM month here at Teacher. In this Q&A we speak to Sharon de Rooy, one of 300 preschool educators involved in the Early Learning STEM Australia pilot.
26 June 2018
A New South Wales public school principal will join 180 educators from across the globe to participate in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Art of Leadership – Improving Schools course this month. In today’s article he shares what he hopes to learn from the experience and how it will benefit his school community.
22 June 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here, we explore the idea of students having a voice and being partners in their own learning.
08 June 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here we explore effective induction practices for early career teachers.
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’.
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.