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More than just raw scores
More than just raw scores

Educators have a range of data sources at their fingertips. At this Tasmanian school, the emphasis is on interpreting this data and putting it to good use.

See the connections

It's normally the students who use coloured pattern blocks, but in this workshop, it was the educators who used them to visually represent school staffing structures.

Room 3: Volume 1
Room 3: Volume 1

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Finding the zone
Finding the zone

Two Melbourne educators have created developmental rubrics to teach students in what Vygotsky called the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) - just outside their learning comfort zone.

Equal, fair access
Equal, fair access

Switching on captions is in this Melbourne school’s policy because, as the principal says, ‘good teaching practice for deaf kids, is good teaching practice for all kids.’

Lessons from PISA
Lessons from PISA

Dave Tout explains why Australia’s 2012 PISA results in mathematics and numeracy paint a worrying picture.

Learning spaces: Moving past tradition
Learning spaces: Moving past tradition

When New South Wales principal Natalie Mansour trialled project-based learning (PBL) in her school, she soon realised the 'traditional' classroom needed a revamp.

Txt Tlk is OK
Txt Tlk is OK

A new study has found 'text speak' does not have a negative impact on the development of children's grammar and spelling.

A three-way approach to development
A three-way approach to development

As a follow-up to last week’s article ‘It’s all about teacher quality’, we look at the fundamentals of the coaching and mentoring program at Dandenong North Primary School in Melbourne's south-east.

Celebrating 25 years of language learning
Celebrating 25 years of language learning

The year 2014 sees the 25th anniversary of ACER's Assessment of Languages Competence program.