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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.

Leading a small school
Leading a small school

School leadership is a complex role, and leading a small school can present its own challenges. Experienced school leader Alasdair Maclean has spent his career in small schools. Reflecting on what he’s learned, he tells Teacher that building productive relationships is crucial.

Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students
Individual learning needs – supporting EAL students

Developing targeted programs to meet individual learning needs includes making the best use of staff expertise, and working closely with parents. EAL Support and Intervention Leader Kate Plant shares her school’s approach.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics
Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics

In this episode, we take a look at the stories of educators around Australia who are being innovative in the way they engage students in mathematics. We look at a mathematics-based action research project and an exciting new video series on making maths fun.

Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland
Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland

Scotland has implemented a new approach to assessing children’s progress with the launch of an online national assessment tool that places teacher professional judgement at the centre. We find out what this means for educators in this episode of Global Education.

Continuous professional improvement for staff
Continuous professional improvement for staff

Research shows that outstanding schools place a priority on attracting, retaining and developing the best possible teachers. Julie Sonnemann, School Education Fellow at the Grattan Institute shares some of her latest research in this area.

Language learning with technology
Language learning with technology

In today’s Q&A, this Spanish language teacher from the UK shares how he went about building a website filled with language resources and recommends some of the programs he’s found to work best with his students.

Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks
Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks

A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.

Teacher Talks Episode 1: Dr Lyn Sharratt on Learning Walks and Talks
Teacher Talks Episode 1: Dr Lyn Sharratt on Learning Walks and Talks

In the first episode of Teacher Talks, Dr Lyn Sharratt sits down with Rebecca Vukovic to discuss a powerful school leadership approach, Learning Walks and Talks, in front of a live audience of teachers and school leaders in Melbourne.

Using picture story books in the classroom
Using picture story books in the classroom

In today’s reader submission, primary school teacher Melissa Wray shares the findings of her small-scale research project investigating how primary teachers use picture story books, and how it has influenced her own classroom practice.

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