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Teacher Staffroom Episode 35: Digging into the research
Teacher Staffroom Episode 35: Digging into the research

As a school leader, how do you apply research in education to your practice? How does it inform the goals and progress of your school? This month at Teacher, we’ve been digging into the research to bring you updates from Australia and abroad. Catch up on these stories in today’s podcast.

Infographic: Schools in 2021
Infographic: Schools in 2021

How many students were enrolled in how many schools across Australia throughout 2021? How many full-time equivalent staff members? What was the average student-teacher ratio? Find out what schools looked like in 2021 in today’s infographic.

School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback
School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback

How effectively are you acting on feedback given to you by students? In this episode of School Improvement, we speak with Dr Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh about her recent research into the impact of student perception surveys on teachers’ practice, and she shares some strategies teachers and schools can employ in order to improve their practice in this area.

Children’s perspectives: Steps to a more responsive education system
Children’s perspectives: Steps to a more responsive education system

A series of consultations undertaken by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Tasmania has identified that young people in Tasmania believe a more responsive education system would improve their overall wellbeing, and further, what they think specifically needs to be improved.

School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy
School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy

The Association of Independent Schools New South Wales (AISNSW) has been working with 38 of its schools on a targeted early years program that aims to help students in Kindergarten to Year 2 master key literacy and numeracy skills.

Books most borrowed by students in Australia
Books most borrowed by students in Australia

Research shows that when students have access to current and interesting books, they are more likely to read. In this article, we take a look at the books most borrowed by students in 2018-2019 across fiction, non-fiction and picture book categories.

Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland
Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland

Scotland has implemented a new approach to assessing children’s progress with the launch of an online national assessment tool that places teacher professional judgement at the centre. We find out what this means for educators in this episode of Global Education.

Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning
Student growth: Using data walls to drive learning

Genazzano FCJ College’s Mary Jones shares her experience of being involved in a Data Collective with three other schools, and how the support of Lyn Sharratt has helped to strengthen staff use of data to drive learning and teaching.

Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed
Evidence-informed approaches to help every student succeed

Dr Lyn Sharratt explores three practical learning, teaching and leading approaches – writing to improve critical literacy skills, bump-it-up walls, and collaborative assessment of student work – that each support teachers’ focus on creating critically literate graduates.

Monitoring whole-school mental health practices
Monitoring whole-school mental health practices

A school-based survey has been designed to help schools assess the effectiveness of school-wide program implementation, particularly programs based on mental health. Teacher takes a look at how educators could use this tool to gain a clearer idea of how valuable their current social-emotional health promotion is for students.