School leaders

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Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID
Five tips from school leaders on learning through COVID

High-performing leaders working in some of Australia’s most challenged communities have been reflecting on successful practices in their schools since the start of the pandemic. Here are their top five recommendations for learning through COVID.

School leadership: When positivity gets out of hand
School leadership: When positivity gets out of hand

‘How do you respond when leaders opt for optimism, in order to skim over dealing with the real issues that your school and community are cultivating, because it is easier to deny they exist?’ What happens when positivity gets out of hand, and how can we best respond to those who refuse to acknowledge the bad times?

Back to school: Reestablishing face-to-face relationships and routines
Back to school: Reestablishing face-to-face relationships and routines

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and schools around the world return to on-site learning, teachers and students will need to reestablish face-to-face relationships and routines, take time to reflect on their home learning experiences and think about where to from here. Dr Gail Brown and Dr Carl Leonard offer some advice and questions for reflection in today’s reader submission.

Infographic: Issues hindering school instruction
Infographic: Issues hindering school instruction

In the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) 2019 assessment programme, school principals were asked about issues that hindered their school’s capacity to provide instruction. This infographic shows the proportions of children in the six SEA-PLM 2019 countries who attended a school where the principal reported each issue hindered school capacity to a 'large' or 'moderate' extent.

School leadership: Improving student access to books
School leadership: Improving student access to books

‘Every assembly I read a book to the whole school and I expect all of our teachers to be reading aloud to our kids every day.’ Christies Beach Primary School Principal Catherine O’Dea shares why encouraging students to develop a love of reading is the key aim of the South Australian school’s improvement plan.

Teacher’s bookshelf: In Teachers We Trust
Teacher’s bookshelf: In Teachers We Trust

In their new book In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class Schools, Pasi Sahlberg and Timothy D Walker suggest seven key principles for building a culture of trust in schools. This exclusive extract discussing the ‘three levels of trust’ is taken from a chapter on cultivating responsible learners.

Principals’ skills and behaviours that support learning
Principals’ skills and behaviours that support learning

A systematic review of research from the past two decades has investigated the link between leadership and learning to analyse how principals affect student learning and overall school culture.

Maths and science learning – insights from TIMSS
Maths and science learning – insights from TIMSS

In a recent article we looked at how students in Southeast Asia performed in the latest cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. In this follow-up we dig into the accompanying questionnaire findings to gain insights into school discipline safety, teacher professional development needs, and challenges to teaching and learning in each country.

Video: Andreas Schleicher on how education systems responded to COVID-19
Video: Andreas Schleicher on how education systems responded to COVID-19

Teacher caught up with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, to talk about how schools have coped with the challenges of 2020. In this video, he shares how different countries around the world ensured teaching and learning continued during COVID-19.

Leadership Q&A: Lesson study – developing a culture of learning
Leadership Q&A: Lesson study – developing a culture of learning

In today’s Leadership Q&A Teacher Editor Jo Earp talks to Ibu Sri Sulastri, Principal of GagasCeria Elementary School in Bandung, Indonesia, about creating an enjoyable culture of teacher learning and development using an approach known as Lesson Study.