Grade 4 student Charlene seemed chronically off-task -- until an educator noticed she was, in fact, the sole student pursuing the question, 'Was the oil boom bad for our wildlife?'
Some parents did speak of tutoring as a way of securing entry into a specific school. But they were in the minority. Most spoke of using it to help fix academic problems, temporary and ongoing.
Street art promotes public dialogue on social justice issues and can lead to opportunities for learning outside of formal schooling.
There are many reasons to be skeptical about PISA rankings, and their use to compare student achievement or to identify best practices or solutions for educational problems.
It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.
Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?
The role of the school library has evolved. Today's school library goes beyond providing books. It must include teaching children digital literacy and how to critically evaluate information online.
Sharing a book together doesn't stop being important once a child learns to read.
Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.
Shared reading has many benefits. Among them, it can help your child develop a bigger vocabulary.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
Changes to the literacy and numeracy standards for new teachers in Victoria have raised questions about what makes a 'good' teacher.
Reading involves more than decoding letter-sound relationships and making meaning from isolated texts.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Teaching children how to break down words into their meaning and origin can help them be better spellers.
Girls are encouraged more often to read, despite performing better in reading assessments nationally and internationally. Here's how parents and educators can help connect boys with books.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
The current debate about comparability would be more concerning if 2018 results showed radically different trends compared to previous years, but they don’t.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.