17 January 2019
Principal Kerrie Russell explains why Professional Learning Communities with a particular focus on feedback were implemented at Alice Springs School of the Air, and how they could be set up with a small team of teaching staff.
04 December 2018
Keeping students engaged in the last few weeks of the school year can be a challenge, but at Ivanhoe Grammar School, a whole-school Early Commencement Program has helped keep students switched on and learning.
22 November 2018
At Bradshaw Primary School in the Northern Territory, the use of Professional Learning Communities has included implementing Collaborative Learning Teams (CLTs) in order to improve the reading results of students.
02 August 2018
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.
09 July 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here, we explore the use of internal self-reviews and external quality assurance processes for school improvement.
28 May 2018
In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.
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.
07 March 2018
Effective use of technology to maximise student learning is now an important component of school strategic planning. For Kevin Richardson and his team at Immanuel College, introducing an online learning platform has been about much more than delivering curriculum content.
22 February 2018
School leaders play a crucial role in improving outcomes for students and the success of a school community. But, what happens when they leave? In today’s episode of School Improvement we’re talking about succession planning.
26 October 2017
For the last three years school leaders and staff at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School have been focusing on evidence-based teaching and reflection. It’s included the development of a professional learning approach called CCRP – Connect, Collect, Reflect and Progress.