3 Keys to Improving School Climate: How 1 ensures the other 2 succeed
Positive school climate programs and projects are worthwhile and require considerable time and effort. Yet, many of these initiatives are producing minimal gains. To ensure what you are doing is making a difference, it’s helpful to examine our goals, the initiatives we choose and consider how they intersect. Read more
STE(A)M is about integration
Dr Jane Hunter of the University of Technology Sydney, says the whole point of STEM is to integrate subjects: to bring them together to solve complex problems and Hunter is an advocate for STEAM over STEM.
Young to get worst of COVID’s psychological third wave
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of the things that allow our happiness; work, secure housing, relationships and social connections, and the psychological fallout may be the final stage of the pandemic’s mischief.
Making time to support literacy in a crowded role: teacher librarians leading reading engagement in schools
When I visited 30 school libraries in 2018 as part of a research project that looked at school libraries as a literacy resource, I was amazed by the complexity of the current teacher librarian role.
Keeping student wellbeing on the agenda in 2021
Schools are not just places where young people receive a structured, cognitive and curriculum-based education. They are diverse, dynamic and create rich opportunities for students to develop emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.
PISA pie in the sky?
The OECD report on PISA 2018 found that over two-thirds of students in the OECD did not fully try on the tests. Eighty per cent of students in Germany did not fully try as did 79 per cent of students in Denmark and Canada and 78 per cent in Switzerland. Some 73 per cent of Australian and New Zealand students did not fully try.
OECD says teachers at the heart of effective schools
The OECD’s TALIS report ‘Positive High Achieving Students?’ places teachers at the core of the most effective educational systems and reinforces what many will know; teaching success relies on the basics.