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Help for students with dyslexia

When a student has been diagnosed with dyslexia, extra help typically focuses on phonics, or sounding out words, and spelling rules. Unfortunately many students, even those who have had years of extra help, continue to struggle.

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Focusing on learners and learning

Using its learning motto ‘where you are known’, St Bernard’s identified in 2014 the need to review the impact of learning success across the school community. This led to the school taking part in the Collaborative Impact Program, which four years later, has transformed its ability to ‘know thy impact’ through research, data and a rigour of employing effective instructional practices to ensure learning success for all students.

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The power of marginal gains

Education expert, Professor Stephen Heppell, discusses how the tiny details can combine to make a big impact on learning in the classroom.

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Supporting teachers and school leaders

Lisa Rodgers, CEO of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), explains how the organisation provides continuous support to teachers and school leaders through all stages of their careers.

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Neuroscience in teaching and learning

Teachers of today are equipped with more evidence about learning and how a child’s brain develops than ever before. Kathy Walker, founder of Walker Learning, discusses the importance of adapting evidence-based practice to the classroom.

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