Northern Territory Learning Commission

Northern Territory Learning Commission: Meeting with Henbury Special School

Written by: Amanda Bickerstaff   Today was one of those special days. I am in Darwin this week meeting with schools across the Northern Territory in anticipation of the launch of this year’s Northern Territory Learning Commission (NTLC).   The NTLC is a multi-year initiative supported by the NT Education Department, Pivot Professional Learning, Eventful …

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Student agency

How student agency influences your school culture

When students are given a stage to stand on and the belief that their voices, and therefore their education, matter, not only are they more successful, but their teachers become better educators and their leaders create a culture of collaboration. Encouraging a culture of student agency creates a learning environment that prioritises student success and …

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Principals Perspectives Survey

New Research: Schools reap surprise benefits from pandemic shutdowns

   A national survey of school principals has laid bare the extreme challenges faced by Australian schools and students during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic – but also revealed unexpected benefits that could lead to permanent changes in the way we run schools and educate our children.  Hundreds of principals from all school sectors – government, …

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VIC SRC Report

Vic SRC Congress Report Highlights

  The Victorian Student Representative Council’s (VicSRC) annual Congress consistently sparks momentum within the education sector. Congress unites secondary students from across Victoria to plan action that will help solve the top issues in the Victorian education system, as voted by students.  Never before has VicSRC held Congress in a remote setting. Pivot’s Student Voice …

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Joseph Banks Secondary College

Student Voice in Action at Joseph Banks Secondary College

Introducing Joseph Banks Secondary College Our latest episode of the Student Voices Podcast focuses on Joseph Banks Secondary College in Western Australia. Wren, Pivot’s Student Voice Advocate, had the privilege of speaking to two of their students, Aditraj Singh in year 10, and Sara El Hekmah in year 11.  The conversation covered what student voice …

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Effective feedback in the classroom

How to Foster Effective Feedback

Blog by Maths Pathway Learning isn’t a simple, linear process that all individuals meticulously follow. It’s messy and involves mistakes, connections and light bulb moments. Underpinning it all, is feedback. Without feedback, students can’t effectively progress. They don’t have an understanding of where they’re at, where they’re going or how they’re tracking. So the messy …

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