The winners of the 2023 Teacher Awards were announced earlier this month. In this article, we speak with the winner of the Cultivating an Inclusive and Positive Culture Award, Dr Todd Zadow from St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar, about how he ensures his classroom is a safe, respectful, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Many teenage students are not getting enough sleep each night. New research from the University of South Australia has analysed the sleep habits of boarding and day students to see how they differ, and which group gets higher quality sleep. Find out more in this article.
The winners of the inaugural Teacher Awards were announced this month, and over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing their stories. In this article, we speak with Kate O’Donnell from GOAL College, winner of the Improving Health and Wellbeing Award, sponsored by Bank First.
The 2023 winners of the annual Australian STEM Video Game Challenge have just been announced. This year, students in years 4-12 created their own video games inspired by the theme ‘construction and destruction’. In this article, we share the winning entries.
New research from the United States involving mathematics teacher teams in 4 schools – across a period of 4 years – investigated specific strategies that support a collaborative approach to coaching in schools that are under significant pressure to improve. Find out more in today’s article.
In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we’re sharing 5 pieces of content on the topic of assessment from researchers in Australia and from overseas. You can read research into the state of assessment literacy of teachers across the globe, and a paper on early years educators’ use of phonological awareness assessment practices.
‘We examined the extent to which teacher wellbeing changes over one school term, and the role of teacher-student relationships in how these changes unfold.’ In our latest reader submission, Rebecca J Collie and Andrew J Martin, from the School of Education at UNSW, share findings from their latest study.
‘Addressing the gender imbalance in digital technologies education and careers is an important goal. The research highlighted several areas where educators can contribute.’ Research from ACER for CSIRO has identified several factors that could support greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education. Find out more in this article.
Our latest Teacher’s Bookshelf features Building a World-Class Learning System: Insights from some top-performing school systems, by Professor Geoff Masters. It explores what British Columbia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong and South Korea have in common, the strategies they employ, and the decisions they are making to support students now and in the future.
In our latest expert Q&A we talk to Greta Rollo, who leads the Primary Early Childhood and Inclusive Research team at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and ACER Research Fellow Dr Kellie Picker, about the place of phonics in early reading instruction.