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‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘long tail’ of underachievement in Australia
‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘long tail’ of underachievement in Australia

‘One of the biggest challenges facing educators is to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall behind in our schools.’ In her latest Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson explores the issue in an Australian context, and the progress made in recent years.

‘Big five’ education challenges: Reducing disparities for school students
‘Big five’ education challenges: Reducing disparities for school students

Reducing the disparities in the schooling experiences of students was one of the issues identified by Teacher columnist Professor Geoff Masters AO in his influential series on the ‘big five’ education challenges facing Australian schools. What does the latest evidence say, and where do we go to from here?

Leveraging social networks in education
Leveraging social networks in education

Our connections with others have an influence on our own behaviour. Social networks form in lots of different contexts, including at school and in the workplace. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is now offering insights into these important, but often invisible relationships.

‘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.

Behaviour Management Episode 9: Supporting students with challenging behaviour
Behaviour Management Episode 9: Supporting students with challenging behaviour

How can teachers go about identifying the underlying causes of a student’s behaviour, and then approach responding to this behaviour in a respectful and effective way? To dissect these questions, we’re joined by Dr Erin Leif and Russell Fox from Monash University.

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.

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.

Underachievement of gifted students – effective interventions
Underachievement of gifted students – effective interventions

In yesterday’s reader submission, Michelle Lucas looked at some of the misconceptions around gifted and high-achieving students. In this follow-up article she shares four interventions to address underachievement and meet the needs of gifted students.

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.