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A regional snapshot of student maths and science achievement
A regional snapshot of student maths and science achievement

Students in Singapore once again topped the international rankings in two key subjects. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses students in Grades 4 and 8, every four years. Here’s how Singapore and other countries in the region performed in TIMSS, and how the scores relate to students’ knowledge and understanding.

Photo story: Early learning spaces in Singapore
Photo story: Early learning spaces in Singapore

With land at a premium, vertical preschools and schools are popping up around the globe. Here, we travel to Singapore to take a look at a design project that’s providing two school communities with lively learning environments and play spaces in the sky.

Valuing learning through play at school
Valuing learning through play at school

Preschools use playful pedagogies to help prepare children for school, but learning through play continues to be of value as students move through the primary years and beyond.

Primary school educator wins $1m Global Teacher Prize
Primary school educator wins $1m Global Teacher Prize

The annual Global Teacher Prize has been awarded for 2020. Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary school teacher in India who has transformed education for girls in his community, has been named winner of the US $1 million award. Here, we look at how he’s improving learning at his school.

Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives
Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives

A study of children participating in book talks in libraries has shown differing lines of priority between classroom teachers and librarians when it comes to reading, and suggests they should work together more cohesively.

Leadership Q&A: Real-world learning for students
Leadership Q&A: Real-world learning for students

In this leadership Q&A, Cholis Mu’arifah shares how Muhammadiyah 9 Middle School Jakarta, Indonesia, is providing students with real-world and authentic learning and how teachers have adapted programs to ensure these experiences continued during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren
COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren

Worrying analysis shows at least one-third of the world’s schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning programs put in place to provide continuity of education as schools close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mathematical language across the curriculum
Mathematical language across the curriculum

In today’s reader submission Lanella Sweet, Extension and Enrichment Teacher at Wesley College in Melbourne, shares examples of classroom investigations designed to help students understand and develop their use of mathematical language, and its links with other areas of the curriculum.

Lifelong learning: Teacher mentoring and observation
Lifelong learning: Teacher mentoring and observation

At PENABUR Kelapa Gading School in north Jakarta, all new teachers are partnered with a senior mentor, but the school has gone one step further – extending the approach to all staff and involving all levels of leadership.

Co-creating classroom behaviour expectations
Co-creating classroom behaviour expectations

At Pakuranga College in Auckland, New Zealand, gathering data and using evidence-based resources is the basis of their professional development. Here, Deputy Principal Larraine Barton shares how a Teacher magazine podcast informed part of the beginner teacher program at the school.