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Being taught by the same teacher twice – the impact on achievement and behaviour
Being taught by the same teacher twice – the impact on achievement and behaviour

Research analysing data on 1.3 million students and 50,000 teachers in the United States has demonstrated a positive impact on student academic achievement and behavioural outcomes when they are taught by the same teacher twice. Dr Leigh Wedenoja shares more details with Teacher in this article.

Considerations for teachers when using video in the classroom
Considerations for teachers when using video in the classroom

‘Changing video consumption patterns in education have inspired a growing body of research focused on measuring video’s effectiveness as a learning aid’. In this reader submission, Tara Walsh shares some findings from her recent literature review into the use of instructional video in K-12 education.

An initiative to evaluate student learning progress and outcomes
An initiative to evaluate student learning progress and outcomes

In today’s article, Principal of Birla Vidya Niketan in New Delhi, Minakshi Kushwaha, talks about the school’s popular initiative, Friday@8. It is an intradisciplinary online quiz developed for students in Grades 6 to 12. The quiz has improved students’ ability to extend knowledge learnt at school.

Retracing the story of schoolteachers and their changing status
Retracing the story of schoolteachers and their changing status

Teacher is delighted to welcome Professor Vimala Ramachandran as a regular contributor. She has worked on women’s empowerment and education, education research and policy for more than three decades, and in this article takes a look at the changing status of schoolteachers in India.

Not all kids smiled when the school bells rang after two years
Not all kids smiled when the school bells rang after two years

Pooja Shandilya heads the Foundation years at Ahlcon International School, Delhi. In this article for Teacher, she presents her experiences of welcoming students back to school after the pandemic lockdown, and her team's strategies to recover learning losses and socio-emotional skills.

How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools
How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools

How can schools better engage families in their students’ learning? Dr Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, shares the findings from research across 10 countries, including India, along with some practical tips for building school-family engagement.

Teaching techniques – six ways to use Instructional Video
Teaching techniques – six ways to use Instructional Video

‘For teachers affected by remote delivery of teaching, many found the value and utility of engaging their students through Instructional Video.’ English and History teacher Steven Kolber shares the six common approaches to apply Instructional Video within a classroom or educational setting.

Leadership: Building an inclusive school in India
Leadership: Building an inclusive school in India

The National Progressive Schools' Conference (NPSC) is an association of 195 private senior secondary schools across India. In today’s article NPSC Chairperson Dr Sudha Acharya shares what she is doing to ensure her school serves the needs of all students, including those with disabilities.

Future schooling – education in the metaverse
Future schooling – education in the metaverse

‘The metaverse is upon us. Soon it will be as omnipresent as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta).’ So reads the first line of a new Policy Brief exploring the potential of the metaverse to enhance teaching and learning in the future, and why we need to start planning for it now.

Leading education – 10 questions with Dr Rukmini Banerji
Leading education – 10 questions with Dr Rukmini Banerji

In the first of our ‘10 questions with…’ series featuring leading education figures, Editor Jo Earp talks to Dr Rukmini Banerji about receiving the prestigious Yidan Prize, changes in school education in India over the years, and the urgent tasks facing teachers as they continue to support student learning during the pandemic.