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Leadership Q&A: Lesson study – developing a culture of learning
Leadership Q&A: Lesson study – developing a culture of learning

In today’s Leadership Q&A Teacher Editor Jo Earp talks to Ibu Sri Sulastri, Principal of GagasCeria Elementary School in Bandung, Indonesia, about creating an enjoyable culture of teacher learning and development using an approach known as Lesson Study. 

Researching Education: Five further readings on student wellbeing
Researching Education: Five further readings on student wellbeing

Issues of anxiety, stress and mental health can affect students at any age, so having strategies in place to support students through these challenges is important. Here, we take you through five resources related to student wellbeing.

Teacher Survey: Wellbeing, leadership and navigating COVID
Teacher Survey: Wellbeing, leadership and navigating COVID

Our annual Teacher reader survey has just concluded for another year. As your responses have been coming in, we have been making note of your suggestions and requests, and have been reading about your experiences with the challenges of this pandemic. You’ve also let us know how you’re taking care of your own wellbeing outside of work.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 19: Encouraging staff collaboration
Teacher Staffroom Episode 19: Encouraging staff collaboration

In this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we discuss the contributions we’ve published on Teacher this month, including a piece on collaborative reflective practice, and another on developmental rubrics improving student learning. We also share some highlights from our latest podcast episodes.

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.

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.

Infographic: Student word choice during a pandemic

Children aged 8-14 in Australia recently submitted a 100 word story responding to the prompt ‘A different world – living in lockdown’ for a story-writing event. Their word choices were analysed and in this infographic, we see how their word choices compare to previous instalments of the event. 

Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement
Using developmental rubrics to enhance student achievement

‘Students’ questions made it apparent that they were still confused about the next steps in their learning. … Why didn’t they value the feedback?’ In today’s article, Head Teacher at Al-Faisal College Omar Jamal shares how developmental rubrics have improved student learning.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom
Teacher’s bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom

‘I can see using this book as a springboard to have further discussion with students about the ways that sports and other aspects of culture have brought people together over time.’ Assistant Professor of Reading Education Jason DeHart shares how teachers can use the graphic novel Dragon Hoops in their classroom.

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