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Infographic: Teenagers reading for pleasure
Infographic: Teenagers reading for pleasure

A Deakin University study delves into secondary school students’ reading habits and explores the prevalence of reading for pleasure amongst teenagers. In this infographic we share some of the findings.

Research news: Parent perspectives on school attendance
Research news: Parent perspectives on school attendance

How can schools work with parents effectively to support student attendance? New research suggests families can be unaware of the extent of their child’s absences and aren’t concerned about them missing school. We speak with Dr Anna Saavedra about the study findings and practical strategies for highlighting the importance of attendance with parents.

Podcast special: Out-of-field teaching
Podcast special: Out-of-field teaching

You may have experienced it as a teacher, or a school leader – out-of-field teaching remains a big issue. Professor Merrilyn Goos and Professor Linda Hobbs join Teacher editor Jo Earp for a special podcast episode to talk about the current situation in Australia, challenges and possible solutions.

Research news: The impact of a healthy breakfast for school students
Research news: The impact of a healthy breakfast for school students

When students arrive at school hungry it can impact their ability to learn. Your school might be running a breakfast club or snack program to tackle the problem, but new research has found there’s more to it than simply providing food.

Research news: Why are young people leaving school early?
Research news: Why are young people leaving school early?

If you’re a secondary teacher or leader, what is the average year 12 completion rate for students in your school? Do you know the reasoning behind why some students decide to leave early? How could you best support these students? A new report offers answers to these questions.

Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators
Research news: Preparing teachers to be inclusive educators

‘The intention of the research was to … enhance beginning teachers’ readiness for the profession as inclusive educators, working with students with disability.’ In this article, we explore some findings of a new open-access paper that identifies areas of inclusive education where teachers perceived they weren’t sufficiently prepared.

Podcast special: World-class learning systems – meeting individual student needs
Podcast special: World-class learning systems – meeting individual student needs

In the final episode of our 3-part miniseries on world-class learning systems, Jo Earp and Professor Geoff Masters discuss how schools and communities in British Columbia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea are working together to best meet individual student learning and wellbeing needs.

Infographic: Teacher views on issues facing students
Infographic: Teacher views on issues facing students

How well do you know the issues facing your students? Beyond Blue asked Australian teachers to name the top 3 health issues facing people under 18. In today’s infographic, we look at the 10 most common responses.

The Research Files Episode 90: Engaging parents from refugee backgrounds
The Research Files Episode 90: Engaging parents from refugee backgrounds

Teacher editor Jo Earp talks to Western Sydney University academic and researcher Dr Sharon Wagner about engaging parents from refugee backgrounds in their children’s education. The episode explores the differing perspectives of parents and teachers on topics such as parent-teacher interviews, system expectations and language barriers.

Infographic: Comparing the length of primary school breaks by country
Infographic: Comparing the length of primary school breaks by country

Do you feel like you’re getting enough time off each year? Recent data from the OECD’s Education at a Glace report reveals Australian primary school teachers and students have less time off each year than the majority of OECD countries measured.