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School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning
School Improvement Episode 12: Evidence-based professional learning

For the last three years school leaders and staff at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School have been focusing on evidence-based teaching and reflection. It’s included the development of a professional learning approach called CCRP – Connect, Collect, Reflect and Progress.

Students as partners in learning
Students as partners in learning

In his latest Teacher video, Greg Whitby speaks to Melanie Brown from Our Lady of Nativity Primary School about the new approach to student leadership and learning that’s been implemented at her New South Wales school, where all Year 6 students have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.

Dinham on knowing your students
Dinham on knowing your students

The best schools of all types know their students as learners and as people, according to Professor Stephen Dinham. In today’s video, he also discusses why students essentially want teachers who care and are fair.

Dinham on self-esteem and student learning
Dinham on self-esteem and student learning

‘We know that self-concept or self-esteem has a significant effect on student learning but the mistake we’ve made is to try and boost student self-esteem and self-concept artificially and that doesn’t work,’ Professor Stephen Dinham shares with Jo Earp in today’s video.

Combining samples of student work with rubrics
Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.

Feedback to support lifelong learning
Feedback to support lifelong learning

To develop lifelong learners, the overarching goal of feedback should be to support the ability of students to self-monitor and self-regulate. However, not all feedback is equal.

Being sensitive when marking student spelling
Being sensitive when marking student spelling

It’s important to be sensitive as to why students are making spelling mistakes, rather than simply handing back work covered in red marker, language and literacy specialist Lyn Stone says.

Returning to learning – Rubik's Cube revenge
Returning to learning – Rubik's Cube revenge

We ask students to do it every day, but when was the last time you ventured out of your comfort zone to learn something new? Here’s what I learned from a Rubik’s Cube challenge.

Making the most of parent-teacher interviews
Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.

Using personal best goal-setting and values driven action
Using personal best goal-setting and values driven action

Dr Jasmine Green and Professor Andrew Martin explore adolescent motivation and engagement using personal best goal-setting and values driven action.