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Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing
Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing

As a teacher, how has work impacted your wellbeing during the pandemic? What wellbeing initiatives are offered at your school, and how can they be improved to better support teachers? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore educator wellbeing in Australia and internationally.

An art teacher’s response to a whole-school literacy goal
An art teacher’s response to a whole-school literacy goal

School strategic priorities such as improving literacy and numeracy outcomes involve all staff. In this reader submission, art teacher Kerry Kaskamanidis shares how she responded to a whole-school focus on literacy by building a partnership with a local art museum.

A framework for learning through play at school
A framework for learning through play at school

A new framework for learning through play has been developed to support teachers in the classroom and help guide policy and practice in the early years of schooling. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the LEGO Foundation have worked together to develop the framework.

Maths participation declining in Australian schools
Maths participation declining in Australian schools

Student engagement in Maths is becoming increasingly important in Australia with the demand for skilled graduates in STEM industries growing. Here we speak to researcher Dr Maaike Wienk about new data showing a decline in Year 12 Maths participation, and what schools can do about it.

Providing purposeful feedback to teachers
Providing purposeful feedback to teachers

When you last received feedback on your practice, were you given actionable steps to help you improve? A new large-scale study which analysed written feedback provided to early-career teachers in the US has found that receiving goal-setting and actionable feedback is rare.

A new approach to personalised learning
A new approach to personalised learning

Students have a diverse range of personal and contextual factors that influence their access to and achievement in their education. A new global study calls for a re-evaluation of education systems to promote personalised education.

Home reading experiences that support continued reading development at school
Home reading experiences that support continued reading development at school

Home support of children’s literacy skills in the early years is a well-known indicator of their reading progress at the start of school. A new study has explored how different reading experiences at home have an impact on children’s continued reading development at school.

Researching education: Five further readings on neurodiversity in education
Researching education: Five further readings on neurodiversity in education

How do you support and celebrate neurodiversity in the classroom? What strategies do you use to ensure all students in diverse classrooms thrive at school and beyond? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore neurodiversity in education, and offer strategies for effective and informed teaching.

Successful Vocational Education and Training programs – a school example
Successful Vocational Education and Training programs – a school example

What makes a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program successful? In this article, we talk to Linda Snoxall, VET Coordinator at Mildura Senior College – host of one of the eight successful VET programs identified in a recent report from the National Centre for Vocational Education on the factors of successful VET programs in schools.

Job interviews – dealing with rejection
Job interviews – dealing with rejection

After investing a lot of time and emotion into applying for a new job or promotion, finding out the position is not yours can have a negative impact on your confidence. In this reader submission, Dr Poppy Gibson and Dr Robert Morgan from the UK share their three steps for moving forward after being an unsuccessful candidate for a new position.