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Improving students’ writing through feedback
Improving students’ writing through feedback

‘Feedback is identified as one of the most powerful strategies to progress student learning.’ Today’s article explores the nature and impact of high quality feedback, and shares how one school’s focus on teacher feedback on students’ writing is driving real change and improving outcomes.

Marking exams is good PD, but not all teachers can access it
Marking exams is good PD, but not all teachers can access it

Nathanael Reinertsen conducted a survey to gauge what Australian teachers think about marking large-scale assessments. In today's article, he shares some of the key findings from that survey, including why participants valued marking exams as good professional development.

The Research Files Episode 60: Australian teenagers and financial literacy
The Research Files Episode 60: Australian teenagers and financial literacy

The Australian Council for Educational Research released a report this week that analyses Australian students' performance in the latest PISA Financial Literacy survey. In today’s podcast we’re joined by one of the report’s co-authors, Lisa DeBortoli, to discuss some of the key findings.

Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students’ learning
Evidence-informed literacy strategies to improve primary students’ learning

Literacy is a core set of skills that can help students overcome social and economic barriers and underpin success in everyday life. Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share recommendations for the development of good literacy skills among primary students.

My experience as a Learning Specialist
My experience as a Learning Specialist

The introduction of the Learning Specialist role, as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, has allowed experienced teachers to support colleagues to improve their practice, while still being able to remain in the classroom. In today’s reader submission, Nicole Kelly, a Learning Specialist at Ararat Primary School in Victoria, shares her experience.

Teaching Methods: Team teaching with university academics
Teaching Methods: Team teaching with university academics

Year 10 gifted and talented students at St Matthews Catholic School in regional New South Wales collaborated with academics at the University of Sydney on a research project. In today’s episode we speak with Professor Patrick Brennan and Brooke Colley about how the collaborative nature of this project strengthened students’ STEM skills in areas like data analysis, experimentation and scientific writing.

Mathematical language across the curriculum
Mathematical language across the curriculum

In today’s reader submission Lanella Sweet, Extension and Enrichment Teacher at Wesley College in Melbourne, shares examples of classroom investigations designed to help students understand and develop their use of mathematical language, and its links with other areas of the curriculum.

Implementing a structured writing program
Implementing a structured writing program

Southbank International School in London introduced a structured writing program in the primary years to improve students’ narrative writing. In today’s article, teacher Stefanie Waterman explains what they learned throughout the process.

Student agency in action in the Northern Territory
Student agency in action in the Northern Territory

Students can play an important part in co-decision making within a school that can impact not only their learning, but that of other learners also. In the Northern Territory, students have been leading change projects in their schools for the past four years.

Learning in lockdown – teachers as designers
Learning in lockdown – teachers as designers

As educators in Australia return to face-to-face teaching, and schools around the world grapple with new ways of working to provide continuing support to students during the pandemic restrictions, readers have been getting in touch to share what’s been happening in their own context.

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