Students with autism often need to take a break from the demands of the classroom.
Teachers' lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.
Do students really learn in different ways?
There is little evidence to show that teaching students according to perceived 'learning styles' has any positive effect on their learning.
Do we need to make teacher education more selective in Australia?
We need to have fewer teachers, to pay them more on scales differentiated by skill, and to have more restricted entry into teacher education programs.
Children's scribbles can tell us a lot about how they will progress in school.
Rating teachers doesn’t necessarily improve quality.
There is little evidence that external inspections and evaluation measures produce better teachers.
We are going to see more teachers working outside their area of expertise.
Teacher education is set to become increasingly part-time, female-dominated, with more teachers working outside their area of expertise.
By investing wisely in the best evidence-based teacher education programs, the government can foster quality teaching without increasing total funding.
We have an oversupply of teachers, a lack of specialist teachers and an undervalued profession.
The first day in the classroom can be a scary prospect.
Listen up new teachers, here's what you need to know before you hit the classroom.
Children taking part in a philosophical discussion at Buranda State School in Brisbane.
Teaching philosophy for just one hour a week can improve children's progress in writing, maths and reading.
Is it fair to say that NAPLAN results have plateaued?
Claims made by politicians and the media about what does and does not improve education outcomes are repeated on a regular basis. But is there much truth in them?
Happiness does not come solely from better marks.
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To close the gender gap in schools, we need to look at far more than just grades.
Despite the negative press, Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind when it comes to student education.
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Apps, games and technologies like Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind as they offer many potential avenues to employ an engaging, student-centred approach to education.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the results are extremely encouraging.
Teaching graduates are expected to meet new test standard from July 1 this year.
Education policy should focus on making sure that every student makes great progress, rather than accountability for test scores or teacher performance pay.
Focusing on progress – not just achievement – and investing in improving teaching practice will help to lift slipping standards in Australian schools.
For some parents, home schooling helps to focus on a child’s individual needs, rather than just on grades.
Home-schooled children appear to do neither worse nor better than those who attend regular school, so why is there an increasing number of parents who are opting for their child to be educated at home?
Students at the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in Aurukun.
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The lesson to be learned from Aurukun is around the impact of out-sourcing education to commercial interests.
Reading requires more than just your ABCs.
Speech patterns are just important as letter sounds when learning to read.
Teaching innovation in our universities may now be at risk.
Now that the OLT is closing and the grants and fellowships are lost, it is not clear whether the government will play an active role in enhancing teaching excellence in our universities.
Financial literacy is not just about knowledge, so it would help if we taught it using day-to-day issues.
The Coalition made the decision to close the Office for Learning and Teaching.
Closing the Office of Learning and Teaching removes Australia's national commitment to innovation and improved performance in learning and teaching.