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‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?
‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?

Professor Geoff Masters AO shares details of a special ACER five-webinar series, where expert practitioners, researchers and policymakers will revisit the major challenges in school education he wrote of six years ago, and ask what progress has been made on each, and what needs to happen next.

Tutoring with students at the centre
Tutoring with students at the centre

In the final installment of our three-part series on small group tutoring, we discuss what effective small group tutoring looks like in practice, the importance of building relationships with students, and why students need to be at the centre of this work.

Video: Andreas Schleicher on how education systems responded to COVID-19
Video: Andreas Schleicher on how education systems responded to COVID-19

Teacher caught up with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, to talk about how schools have coped with the challenges of 2020. In this video, he shares how different countries around the world ensured teaching and learning continued during COVID-19.

The equity myth
The equity myth

‘Equity demands a curriculum responsive to individual needs, not blind equality.’ In his new Teacher column, Professor Geoff Masters AO highlights the important difference between equality and equity in education.

Collaborating with tutor teachers
Collaborating with tutor teachers

Small group tutoring has emerged as a key strategy to support students who fell behind in 2020 during remote schooling. In today’s article, we explore how to choose a tutor to best suit your students’ learning needs, the professional learning offered to tutors, and why a collaborative relationship between the classroom teacher and tutor teacher is critically important.

Co-designing school tutoring programs
Co-designing school tutoring programs

Students in Australia and across the world faced disruptions to their learning in 2020 as they moved to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small group tutoring has emerged as a strategy to support those students who’ve fallen behind. In today’s article we explore how to identify these students and why school leaders have a critical role in co-designing the programs.

Identifying gifted students – teacher misconceptions
Identifying gifted students – teacher misconceptions

‘The underachievement of gifted and high-achieving students is, in part, propagated by the dangerous myth that they will succeed regardless.’ In this reader submission, Gifted and Talented Coordinator Michelle Lucas looks at some of the misconceptions.

Video: Andreas Schleicher on how COVID-19 fundamentally changed the role of teachers
Video: Andreas Schleicher on how COVID-19 fundamentally changed the role of teachers

Teacher recently caught up with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, to talk about how schools have coped with the challenges of 2020. In this video, he reflects on how the role of teaching has fundamentally changed.

Global Education Episode 20 with Andreas Schleicher
Global Education Episode 20 with Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher – Director for Education and Skills at the OECD and long-time Teacher columnist – joins us from Paris for this episode to give his take on all things 2020, talk about the longer term impacts of the school shutdowns and share how different education systems have responded to the pandemic restrictions.

Primary school educator wins $1m Global Teacher Prize
Primary school educator wins $1m Global Teacher Prize

The annual Global Teacher Prize has been awarded for 2020. Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary school teacher in India who has transformed education for girls in his community, has been named winner of the US $1 million award. Here, we look at how he’s improving learning at his school.