In the period between Years 3 and 7, students with persistent emotional or behavioural problems fall a year behind their peers in numeracy, with similar, although smaller, trends in reading.
With the new school year now in full swing, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) team is forging ahead on its program of work to support quality teaching and school leadership, as acting CEO Edmund Misson explains.
New lesson plans detailing the lived experiences of the Stolen Generations have been launched, together with grants to support school communities in running activities based on the new resource to increase students’ understanding about this important part of Australia’s history.
Secondary teacher, Dan Van der Vieren, has been using the Rubik’s Cube in his maths classroom for several years. He discusses how the Rubik’s Cube can be incorporated into the teaching of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) to enrich student learning and engagement.
According to Acer, the workplace of the future will be unrecognisable from the working world of today. The challenges students will face in a world dominated by rapidly advancing technology will be significantly different from the ones faced by Baby Boomers, Gen X and even Millennials.
According to a new report by Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Victorian students with disabilities are not only being turned away from schools, but once enrolled, many are being socially isolated or not receiving the support they need to learn.