School improvement

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School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback
School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback

How effectively are you acting on feedback given to you by students? In this episode of School Improvement, we speak with Dr Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh about her recent research into the impact of student perception surveys on teachers’ practice, and she shares some strategies teachers and schools can employ in order to improve their practice in this area.

Drawing on students’ experiences to improve writing outcomes
Drawing on students’ experiences to improve writing outcomes

Readers often get in touch with Teacher to share how their school is making a difference to student outcomes. New South Wales educator Mary Semaan contacted us recently to talk about how the teaching and leadership team at Al Sadiq College has been working to improve primary students’ writing skills.

School Improvement Episode 35: Students as co-researchers in school improvement processes
School Improvement Episode 35: Students as co-researchers in school improvement processes

In this episode of School Improvement, we’re taking you to Ireland where research has been conducted looking at engaging students in the school self-evaluation process in a meaningful way. Shivaun O’Brien from Dublin City University joins us to unpack the impetus for the research and to talk us through some of the findings.

Teacher's bookshelf: Choosing maths tasks
Teacher's bookshelf: Choosing maths tasks

In Leading Improvement in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan curates high-impact teaching strategies and practices to help school leaders achieve improvement goals. This extract for Teacher’s bookshelf is on choosing classroom tasks.

Researching education: Five further readings on Mathematics
Researching education: Five further readings on Mathematics

How do you support students needing assistance in their Mathematics learning? What about the students who are adamant that they don’t like maths? In this article, we share five resources on Mathematics teaching and learning.

School Improvement Episode 24: Mentoring girls in maths
School Improvement Episode 24: Mentoring girls in maths

Each year, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute announce winners to a range of ChooseMaths awards. At the 2019 award ceremony, 11 educators were acknowledged and among them was Louise Puslednik. She took home the award for mentoring girls in maths and she joins us in this episode.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy
School Improvement Episode 22: Early years literacy and numeracy

The Association of Independent Schools New South Wales (AISNSW) has been working with 38 of its schools on a targeted early years program that aims to help students in Kindergarten to Year 2 master key literacy and numeracy skills.

Students' attitudes to school and reading achievement
Students' attitudes to school and reading achievement

Can student voice offer insights into how schools can improve reading achievement? A new Australian study examining the link between secondary students’ attitudes towards school and reading performance has found that experiencing bullying has a strong relationship with how students perform on the NAPLAN reading assessment.

Successful student reading engagement initiatives
Successful student reading engagement initiatives

At this New South Wales secondary school for boys, a student survey revealed many students say they do not like reading because ‘reading is something girls do’. We speak to the Head of Library at St Joseph’s College to see how she changed these attitudes and increased reading engagement.