Assessment is an important part of school education – it helps teachers establish where students are in their learning and make informed decisions about suitable next steps. In this reader submission, Shilpi Banerjee and Ronita Sharma from Azim Premji University discuss key principles in designing and using authentic assessments.
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 our latest reader submission, Meesha Arora – a teacher at The British School, New Delhi – shares how giving students the task of creating their own rap to showcase their knowledge and understanding has proved to be a great learning resource in her own classroom.
‘As educators, it is our responsibility to create learning environments that support student achievement, engagement, and wellbeing.’ In a new article for Teacher, Head of Pragyan School Divya Kapoor explores the key characteristics of effective learning environments and how these have informed the creation of model classrooms at her own school.
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 this Q&A, the co-founders of Rocket Learning Azeez Gupta and Namya Mahajan, Curriculum Lead Sukhna Sawhney and Communications Manager Sushmita Roy tell Teacher how they are strengthening the early education ecosystem in India. Anganwadi centres are rural centres providing supplementary nutrition, basic healthcare, and preschool education in India.
A major international report released today calls for smartphones to be banned in schools, pointing to concerns about data privacy, cyberbullying, wellbeing and among children themselves. Here are the key messages from the UNESCO 2023 Global Education Monitoring Report on technology in education.
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.
‘Proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for all children must become a primary national mission and a central goal of the Foundational Stage curriculum.’ In his latest Teacher article, Ashok Pandey discusses the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) mission and its implementation in schools in India.
‘My experience as a teacher and researcher in Japan has allowed me to observe and study classrooms in depth. The first thing that caught my attention was the use of chalkboards.’ Dr Shirley Tan shares how the traditional Japanese technique of bansho board writing can enhance teaching and learning in your own classroom.