Moving on from NAPLAN: Will the proposal put forward by the UNSW Gonski Institute for Education take us in the right direction?
Assessment is complex because it requires that we understand how learning develops and that we find ways to map that development to assist teachers in teaching to their students’ point of need. My challenge to the Gonski institute is to work with educational measurement experts to create solutions so that highly productive formative assessment becomes a matter of course in Australian classrooms. Read more
Push button well-being
Opening the lines of communication can be difficult when it comes to well-being and one school has found that the interface of an app is encouraging students to speak out about what is troubling them.
It’s time we stopped overlooking children as bystanders in our society, and treated them as equals
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, which aims to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse fell on Friday the 4th June.
Teaching awards nominations now open
Australasia’s longest running teaching awards the National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) is encouraging parents, and all school community members to nominate educators who have displayed dedication, passion and creativity in the past year.
Budding ad people learn the art of the pitch
The AdSpace High School Advertising Challenge has been running for more than a decade and invites students from Years 10-12 to work in teams of six with a QUT advertising student as their mentor.
XUNO school management system acquires GradeXpert
GradeXpert allows unprecedented versatility for tracking and comparing all aspects of school life – test scores, attendance, behavioural markers or any other metrics.
Well-being a focus of Microsoft education software
Chances are you used a Microsoft product today and their ubiquity could be a force in helping students to feel better about themselves.
A future in food: Hands-on opportunity for VIC primary students to learn where fresh food comes from
Around 80 per cent of Melbourne’s food is grown in its outer suburbs, the business is huge, dynamic and is a good example of sustainable, high intensity farming.