The amazing secrets of band six (and what you should know)

By Simon Crook

New South Wales, Day 1, Term 1. A whole staff meeting to begin the school year. At some point after the Principal’s address, the Leader of Learning (or similar) starts their Powerpoint to go through the previous year’s HSC results subject by subject, particularly the number of Band 6s. In non-selective high schools, invariably the

Want To Know How To Get Funding For Your Project? We Talked To Stakeholders. Here’s What We Discovered.

By Marg Rogers

Designing a research project that engages well with stakeholders is held up as the gold star when applying

We Found Education Schools Across The Nation Are Victims Of Targeted Cuts But More Threats Are Looming

By Jo-Anne Reid

At every university around the country, academics in schools and faculties of Education have been hit hard.  Hundreds, maybe thousands, have lost their jobs. Many of them are people we know. Yet it is not easy to identify the particular staff who have ‘disappeared’ from classes, courses and schools of Education among the seventeen and

How to really engage students online

By Ameena Payne and Alison Torn

From engaging on social media to attending virtual conferences, across the globe, academia has experienced how digital spaces

These two teachers left tenured uni jobs to return to the classroom. You’ll never believe what happened next.

By Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Ange Fitzgerald

Kimberley and Ange shared their back-to-school story in January this year. So, what’s it been like?  How is

The school just didn’t like the way I behaved

By Kristin Reimer and Fiona Longmuir

Caleb had trouble sitting still and was first suspended from his school in grade 4. From then on he was “suspended every week from that school and it just kept going from there.” Michael recalled when he was placed in “what was called the naughty class”. “They just grabbed all the troublemakers in school and

Sure, follow the money but think first

By Carly Sawatzki and Jill Brown

There’s nothing like a financial crisis to remind us of the importance of quality financial education at school.

The government must know how to fix the teacher shortage. Why won’t it act now?

By Rachel Wilson

Schools are struggling with major teacher shortages and the reason is clear. Australia’s education system is missing one fundamental part – a national teacher recruitment and retention strategy.  Every other country I have reviewed has one; here’s England’s, here is Bulgaria’s, Zimbabwe’s is recently announced.  I’m not emphasising this because we should copy other countries.

Decodable or predictable: why reading curriculum developers must seize one

By Simmone Pogorzelski, Susan Main and Janet Hunter

Despite the promise to ‘improve clarity’, ‘declutter’, and remove ‘ambiguous’ content, the new draft curriculum has left teachers

No way to study with kids at home. Here’s how a unique program helped

By Chris Ronan

For mature-aged students in regional areas, studying a university degree online can be challenging at the best of