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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.

Students take control
Students take control

Principal of Perth’s Quinns Baptist College, Maryann Malzer, talks to Teacher about the school’s ‘Students as Researchers’ program and the impact it’s making in the school.

Beyond the gates
Beyond the gates

A successful program supporting remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory has proved that tapping into resources and support outside the school gates can improve student outcomes.

Is teamwork key to student engagement?
Is teamwork key to student engagement?

An action research project in Adelaide has highlighted the benefits of team teaching.