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Practical strategies to support students with autism
Practical strategies to support students with autism

An article published in the Journal of Professional Learning explores practical strategies teachers can implement in their classroom to support students with autism. The strategies include managing the physical environment of the classroom, the benefits of using visuals and treating changes in routine.

Improving teacher practice through collaborative reflection
Improving teacher practice through collaborative reflection

The Collaborative and Reflective Practices Program at Brisbane’s Villanova College aims to improve teaching practice by bringing teachers together, to allow them to collaborate and discuss the impact they have on their students, and implement new strategies with the support of their peers.

How do Australian students see their teachers?
How do Australian students see their teachers?

‘In a year that has seen a great deal of disruption to classes, the relationship between students and their teachers has become far more important.’ In her new column, Dr Sue Thomson explores the latest report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and offers insights into how Australian students perceive their teachers.

PISA 2018: Student and school characteristics
PISA 2018: Student and school characteristics

New data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show Australian students report having high levels of self-efficacy and competence, particularly in the face of adversity. In today’s article we take a close look at the new report that explores students’ experiences at school and how they relate to student performance.

Language and literacy – using Habits of Mind in the classroom
Language and literacy – using Habits of Mind in the classroom

‘The 16 Habits of Mind are versatile dispositions that help us solve life's challenges and master subject area content.’ Dr Keith Mason and Dr Jason DeHart trace the ways Costa and Kallick’s Habits of Mind might take shape in a literacy-focused classroom.

Reducing student exam stress
Reducing student exam stress

Nick Brooking, Head of Mathematics at Peace Lutheran College, has been investigating strategies to reduce exam anxiety among his students – the first cohort to face Queensland’s new external examinations. In today’s reader submission he shares what’s happened so far and some of the feedback from students.

School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA
School life, student life and student wellbeing – insights from PISA

In his latest Teacher column, Andreas Schleicher explores PISA data on teacher support and enthusiasm, school climate, student satisfaction with life and parent participation. ‘[The] most interesting lesson from PISA is that a higher sense of student wellbeing does not need to come at the expense of lower academic outcomes.’

Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education
Researching education: Five further readings on disability and inclusive education

As a teacher, what adjustments can you make to your own practice to better meet the learning and wellbeing needs of students living with a disability? In this article, we are looking at five resources which have been released recently on the topic of disability and inclusive education.

Teacher librarians and student literacy
Teacher librarians and student literacy

A new study using data from South Australian schools shows having a qualified teacher librarian on staff is associated with improved student literacy outcomes.

The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM
The Research Files Episode 61: David Cropley on creativity in the Arts and STEM

Which is more creative, the Arts or the sciences? Professor David Cropley from the University of South Australia joins Teacher for today’s podcast to discuss this question and to delve into his research into whether any specific differences exist between creativity in the Arts and creativity in STEM.

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