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Disadvantage hindering social and emotional development
Disadvantage hindering social and emotional development

In her final Teacher column of the year, Dr Sue Thomson explores data from a new large-scale survey of young people’s social and emotional skills that reveals significant differences between students from advantaged and disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Infographic: Global status of teachers
Infographic: Global status of teachers

A survey of education officials and union leaders from all levels of education in 94 countries has given insight into how the teacher profession is viewed at a global scale. In this infographic, we share some of the survey responses in relation to K-12 settings.

US English teacher wins 2021 Global Teacher Prize
US English teacher wins 2021 Global Teacher Prize

A secondary school English teacher in Maryland, United States, who is passionate about supporting low-income students to access tertiary education has just been named the 2021 winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In this article, we share the impact she’s having in her community.

Green at 15 – what schools can do to support the climate
Green at 15 – what schools can do to support the climate

‘Climate change is likely the biggest test facing humanity. Equipping young people with solid scientific knowledge and understanding of environmental issues is key to their realistic appreciation of the environmental threats ahead.’ In his final Teacher column for 2021, Andreas Schleicher discusses student awareness and knowledge of environment issues, and how schools can develop their sense of empowerment and agency to make a difference.

Learning spaces: Recognising vision problems in the classroom
Learning spaces: Recognising vision problems in the classroom

One of the most popular Teacher articles of all time includes a section on looking at things from a student perspective – for example, checking to see if they have an obstructed view of the board. As a teacher, you also need to be thinking about possible issues with students’ eyesight. Two recent studies from different parts of the world explore the topic of vision screening in schools.

Q&A: Implementing a national tutoring programme
Q&A: Implementing a national tutoring programme

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Endowment Foundation designed and established the National Tutoring Programme in England, with the aim to support the educational outcomes of children from disadvantaged families. In today’s Q&A, we sit down with Emily Yeomans from EFF to discuss the design and implementation, challenges, and key lessons learned that could help others in the future.

Infographic: Student effort when taking tests
Infographic: Student effort when taking tests

A new issue of Snapshots, from the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), looks at self-reported levels of effort students invested in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2018 test. Today’s infographic looks at the percentage of students in 20 participating countries and economies who indicated they would have invested more effort in the test if it counted towards their school marks.

Global competence – students’ thriving in an interconnected world
Global competence – students’ thriving in an interconnected world

Australian students report greater levels of respect for people from other cultures and more positive attitudes towards immigrants than the OECD average, according to a new report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Find out more in today’s article.

Infographic: Students’ awareness of global issues
Infographic: Students’ awareness of global issues

The latest edition of Snapshots, from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), digs into PISA 2018 data to explore the question: How aware of global issues are Australian 15-year-olds? Students were asked to report the extent to which they knew about seven issues. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results.

Two Australians in the running for Global Teacher Prize 2021
Two Australians in the running for Global Teacher Prize 2021

Two Australian educators have been named in the top 50 finalists for the 2021 Global Teacher Prize. Deputy Principal of Bonnyrigg Public School in New South Wales, Rebecca West, and English and History teacher from Brunswick Secondary College in Victoria, Steven Kolber are in the running to win the US$1 million prize.