Susannah Schoeffel

Susannah Schoeffel

Associate Director at Evidence for Learning

Susannah Schoeffel is an Associate Director at Evidence for Learning and is responsible for tailoring evidence assets to the Australian context, supporting education jurisdictions to use evidence assets and working alongside educators to help great practice become common practice. Susannah has been involved in convening national networks of schools and the mobilisation of knowledge, and has experience working with young Australians across the spectrum of development, from early learning to tertiary settings.

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Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation
Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation

‘De-implementation is the art and science of removing an approach, practice, initiative, or program that is no longer meeting student and school needs’. In this article, Evidence for Learning’s Susannah Schoeffel and Michael Rosenbrock share what there is to gain from de-implementation, and considerations for schools.

What does the latest global research evidence tell us about impactful professional development?
What does the latest global research evidence tell us about impactful professional development?

‘PD needs to be well-designed, selected, and implemented so that the investment is used well.’ In our latest reader submission, Hannah Matthews and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning share the mechanisms of professional development, and how schools can consider the overall quality of PD programs for their school setting.

Implementing metacognitive strategies to strengthen student capacity
Implementing metacognitive strategies to strengthen student capacity

‘In the context of remote learning, it is likely that those students who had already developed metacognitive strategies and skills were better prepared to learn and apply that learning independently.’ Today’s article shares how a senior secondary school is developing metacognition and self-regulation in learners.

Evidence-based school improvement – from vision to implementation
Evidence-based school improvement – from vision to implementation

‘Implementation is a process not an event’ became a cornerstone phrase for Liam Stakelum as he led change within Marist College Canberra. With co-authors Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel he discusses the vision for change, the move from evidence to practice and the implementation process.

Implementing the evidence to maximise the impact of Teaching Assistants
Implementing the evidence to maximise the impact of Teaching Assistants

In order to better respond to the learning needs of students, Emmaus Christian School in Canberra has moved to a new model of classroom integration for Teaching Assistants. Here, Luke Willsmore, Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel discuss the new way of working and the research that informed the change process.

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.

School leadership: Using evidence to manage change in a pandemic
School leadership: Using evidence to manage change in a pandemic

All Australian schools and school leaders are currently managing change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even under ‘normal’ circumstances, change is a difficult process to lead. How can schools implement effectively and efficiently, to support student learning in such unprecedented times?

Home-supported learning: Using what works in schools
Home-supported learning: Using what works in schools

‘As the evidence for home-supported learning with school-aged students is being rapidly explored, lessons of what works in schools provide a starting point for "best bets" in translating evidence-based practices for learning at home.’ Susannah Schoeffel and Dr Tanya Vaughan take a closer look at some of these ‘best bet’ strategies.

Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning
Working with parents to provide practical strategies for home-supported learning

‘In this home-supported learning environment parents are being called upon to play a broader role in their children’s education. The role of the parent is not to replace the teacher in learning from home …’ Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share evidence on how teachers can work with parents to support students in a rapidly changing education landscape.

Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning
Teaching resources: Using manipulatives in mathematics learning

Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.