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Researching education: Five further readings on school-community relationships
Researching education: Five further readings on school-community relationships

As a school, fostering strong relationships with the wider community has wide-ranging benefits to student outcomes. In this edition of Researching education: Five further readings, we’re sharing five readings on the topic of school-community relationships.

Disadvantage hindering social and emotional development
Disadvantage hindering social and emotional development

In her final Teacher column of the year, Dr Sue Thomson explores data from a new large-scale survey of young people’s social and emotional skills that reveals significant differences between students from advantaged and disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

US English teacher wins 2021 Global Teacher Prize
US English teacher wins 2021 Global Teacher Prize

A secondary school English teacher in Maryland, United States, who is passionate about supporting low-income students to access tertiary education has just been named the 2021 winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In this article, we share the impact she’s having in her community.

Civics and Citizenship lesson activities: Laws, rights and shared values
Civics and Citizenship lesson activities: Laws, rights and shared values

In a three-part series, we are delving into the Civics and Citizenship learning area of the Australian Curriculum, and some aspects of the Australian Curriculum: History to explore students’ misconceptions, and to share some lesson activities to help your planning for 2022. This second article focuses on the themes of ‘Laws and citizens’ and ‘Citizenship, diversity and identity’.

Infographic: Global status of teachers
Infographic: Global status of teachers

A survey of education officials and union leaders from all levels of education in 94 countries has given insight into how the teacher profession is viewed at a global scale. In this infographic, we share some of the survey responses in relation to K-12 settings.

Lesson activities: Students as active and informed citizens
Lesson activities: Students as active and informed citizens

School-level student data can inform your future planning, but it can also be useful to take a look at the national picture. In this three-part series, we’ll be delving into the Civics and Citizenship learning area of the Australian Curriculum, and some aspects of the Australian Curriculum: History to explore students’ misconceptions, and share some lesson activities to help your planning for 2022.

Green at 15 – what schools can do to support the climate
Green at 15 – what schools can do to support the climate

‘Climate change is likely the biggest test facing humanity. Equipping young people with solid scientific knowledge and understanding of environmental issues is key to their realistic appreciation of the environmental threats ahead.’ In his final Teacher column for 2021, Andreas Schleicher discusses student awareness and knowledge of environment issues, and how schools can develop their sense of empowerment and agency to make a difference.

Learning spaces: Recognising vision problems in the classroom
Learning spaces: Recognising vision problems in the classroom

One of the most popular Teacher articles of all time includes a section on looking at things from a student perspective – for example, checking to see if they have an obstructed view of the board. As a teacher, you also need to be thinking about possible issues with students’ eyesight. Two recent studies from different parts of the world explore the topic of vision screening in schools.

Q&A: Implementing a national tutoring programme
Q&A: Implementing a national tutoring programme

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Endowment Foundation designed and established the National Tutoring Programme in England, with the aim to support the educational outcomes of children from disadvantaged families. In today’s Q&A, we sit down with Emily Yeomans from EFF to discuss the design and implementation, challenges, and key lessons learned that could help others in the future.

School Improvement Episode 35: Students as co-researchers in school improvement processes
School Improvement Episode 35: Students as co-researchers in school improvement processes

In this episode of School Improvement, we’re taking you to Ireland where research has been conducted looking at engaging students in the school self-evaluation process in a meaningful way. Shivaun O’Brien from Dublin City University joins us to unpack the impetus for the research and to talk us through some of the findings.