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Signing, deaf awareness and inclusion
Signing, deaf awareness and inclusion

At Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, British Sign Language is taught to all children from Nursery to Year 6. In today’s article, Headteacher Dani Lang and Deaf Instructor Tina Kemp share how these lessons improve the lives of all students, not just those who are hearing impaired.

Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings
Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings

Butler College is a large school in the northern suburbs of Perth that was constructed with a purpose-built high needs education support facility on campus. In today’s article we find out about the features that are designed to make its buildings inclusive spaces for all students.

Beginner teachers: Induction and mentoring
Beginner teachers: Induction and mentoring

To explore the nature of quality induction and mentoring practices and develop cases of ‘good practice’, the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia conducted a research project. In today’s article Research Analyst Debra Panizzon shares some of the findings.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and professional collaboration
Sharing good practice: Gonski and professional collaboration

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’.

Principal reflections: The Harvard experience
Principal reflections: The Harvard experience

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.

Change leading to improvement
Change leading to improvement

Educators across Australia are always trying new ways to improve outcomes for their students. Not all changes result in improvements. Is there a way that we increase the likelihood of a change leading to improvement?

Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice
Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and what they might look like in practice. Today we explore the role of education research and evidence in driving practice and innovation to improve student outcomes.

School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance
School Improvement Episode 16: Lifting student attendance

On this episode of School Improvement, Cobram Primary School Principal Matt Knight and teacher Cassie Ryan discuss an initiative that has dramatically reduced the number of unexplained and chronic student absences at the school.

Collecting and acting on student feedback
Collecting and acting on student feedback

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.

Teacher’s bookshelf: I’m the Principal
Teacher’s bookshelf: I’m the Principal

In their new book I’m the Principal, authors Stephen Dinham, Kerry Elliott, Louisa Rennie and Helen Stokes use the Australian Professional Standard for Principals as a framework to consider key aspects and contributors to principal learning, action, influence and identity. In this extract they are exploring what it means to be a principal and the stressors they face.