Reports

Making the case for reform of Australia’s education system – and Pivot!

A new report by PwC argues for ‘constructive, concrete reform’ of Australia’s education system to prepare students for changing workforce demands – particularly in STEM subject areas.1 The PwC report recognises that good ideas and innovation for driving change in education already exist across Australia. The report also highlights Pivot’s own teacher professional development tool …

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Classroom behaviour management

Classroom behaviour management What is classroom behaviour? The are various types of challenging behaviour in the classroom, from low-level disruptions such as talking out of turn and not following directions, to more anti-social behaviours such as bullying, aggression and violence. Other students might be passively disengaged – compliant but inattentive or lacking motivation.1 There are …

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The role of evaluation and reflection in teaching and school improvement

Expectations of teachers and schools are changing rapidly. This is being driven by a range of factors including our growing understanding of the future of society and workplace that today’s children will face when they finish formal schooling. As the OECD noted in its 2016 report, Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform, it …

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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have become a hot topic lately as building in-school capacity is increasingly viewed as a major lever for improving student outcomes. PLCs have been found to contribute to instructional improvement of teachers,1 increase the sense of collective responsibility throughout the school,2 improve teacher motivation & work satisfaction3 and improve student motivation …

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