Dominique Russell

Dominique Russell

Dominique Russell is the Acting Deputy Editor of Teacher.

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Infographic: Careers and future study support in schools
Infographic: Careers and future study support in schools

Recent research provides insights into careers education and activities that Australian students have access to at school to support their preparation for the future. The data was collected from 259 schools and in this infographic, we compare the findings for schools with a career counsellor and schools with no specific career counsellor.

The Research Files Episode 91: The long-term impacts of a sense of school belonging on mental health
The Research Files Episode 91: The long-term impacts of a sense of school belonging on mental health

New research has emphasised the importance of adolescent school belonging as a long-term protective factor that can mitigate against later depression, anxiety, and stress. In this episode of The Research Files we speak to the lead author about the findings and the implications for schools.

Research news: Parent perspectives on school attendance
Research news: Parent perspectives on school attendance

How can schools work with parents effectively to support student attendance? New research suggests families can be unaware of the extent of their child’s absences and aren’t concerned about them missing school. We speak with Dr Anna Saavedra about the study findings and practical strategies for highlighting the importance of attendance with parents.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 55: Meeting students at their point of need
Teacher Staffroom Episode 55: Meeting students at their point of need

In today’s episode of Teacher Staffroom, we’re bringing you up to speed on our latest content on the topic of meeting student needs, including how 5 high-performing education systems are improving student outcomes and how one school is ensuring students are being challenged academically.

Research news: Why are young people leaving school early?
Research news: Why are young people leaving school early?

If you’re a secondary teacher or leader, what is the average year 12 completion rate for students in your school? Do you know the reasoning behind why some students decide to leave early? How could you best support these students? A new report offers answers to these questions.

Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators
Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators

‘The intention of the research was to … enhance beginning teachers’ readiness for the profession as inclusive educators, working with students with disability.’ In this article, we explore some findings of a new open-access paper that identifies areas of inclusive education where teachers perceived they weren’t sufficiently prepared.

Teaching resource: What is explicit instruction?
Teaching resource: What is explicit instruction?

In our most recent annual Teacher reader survey, many of you asked for more content and support in the area of explicit instruction. So, in this article, we delve into a new practice guide from the Australian Educational Research Organisation (AERO) on teaching explicitly.

Research news: How many students use school libraries?
Research news: How many students use school libraries?

For students who may not have access to appropriate books at home, libraries can play a key role in providing this access. New analysis of Australian data from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) sheds light on year 4 students’ access to school libraries, revealing 7% attend schools where they’re not allowed to borrow books to take home.

The Research Files Episode 89: Gender differences in classroom emotional experiences
The Research Files Episode 89: Gender differences in classroom emotional experiences

A new study has investigated the classroom emotional experiences of boys and girls undertaking integrated STEM projects to understand the role this has on girls’ interest in STEM. To do this, researchers needed to develop and validate a research tool. We unpack the study in this episode of The Research Files.

Research news: Gender differences in civic knowledge and political ambition
Research news: Gender differences in civic knowledge and political ambition

‘Girls were more willing than boys to participate in school-based civic activities … but do not plan to be politically active.’ New data show female students are consistently outperforming males in the area of civic knowledge, yet they have lower political ambition. Find out more in today’s article.