Special education

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Effective observation in specialist classroom literacy environments
Effective observation in specialist classroom literacy environments

‘Best literacy practices in specialist schools look very different to best practice in regular classrooms.’ New research published in the Australian Journal of Education explores the different observational tools needed to understand effective literacy environments in specialist schools.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 37: Equal education
Teacher Staffroom Episode 37: Equal education

Equal education involves many things – equal representation, participation, access to resources, and more. There’s a lot to explore around equal education in the Teacher archives, and in this edition of Teacher Staffroom, we bring you some recent examples.

Building student confidence in real-world skills
Building student confidence in real-world skills

Preparing students for experiences beyond school can be difficult to simulate in a classroom environment. Here, we speak with Clarke Road School Principal Rebecca Saunders about how a new mini supermarket at the school is used to support student learning.

Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using task slips
Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using task slips

Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares a task slip which she created with her team at Eltham High School in Victoria to support teachers in assisting students with additional needs.

Bringing Auslan into the classroom
Bringing Auslan into the classroom

‘As the world faced a global pandemic, the spotlight shone on our wonderful Auslan interpreters in the media, and more and more schools began to show interest in including Auslan in their curriculum.’ In today’s reader submission, Auslan educator Kerrie Taylor shares how schools can bring Auslan into the classroom in a way that embraces the richness of the language, and respects and honours the Deaf community.

Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using a modified program worksheet
Video: Supporting students with additional needs – using a modified program worksheet

Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares a modified program worksheet she created with her team at Eltham High School in Victoria called ‘How we will work with…’ to support teachers in assisting students with additional needs.

Infographic: Supporting students with ADHD
Infographic: Supporting students with ADHD

National charity ADHD Australia surveyed 1024 primary, secondary and tertiary educators in all Australian states and territories to identify their knowledge, training and experience to support students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Find out more in today’s infographic.

Video: Supporting students with additional needs - using study planners
Video: Supporting students with additional needs - using study planners

Additional Needs Coordinator Sue Pickett shares a study planner she created with her team at Eltham High School in Victoria to support teachers in assisting students with additional needs.

Researching education: Five further readings on neurodiversity in education
Researching education: Five further readings on neurodiversity in education

How do you support and celebrate neurodiversity in the classroom? What strategies do you use to ensure all students in diverse classrooms thrive at school and beyond? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore neurodiversity in education, and offer strategies for effective and informed teaching.

Five classroom tips for supporting students with additional needs
Five classroom tips for supporting students with additional needs

As a teacher, how can you create an inclusive space for all students to thrive? In this article, Sue Pickett, Additional Needs Coordinator at Eltham High School in Victoria, shares five tips for structuring your classroom and lesson so that it is accessible for all students, including those with additional needs.