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This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this episode, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, speaks with Trangie Central School principal, Anne Holden and her students about how their school has embedded a culture of high expectations.

Her students give insights into how those high expectations motivate them and provide them with a positive learning environment.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this podcast, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, dives into what teacher collaboration looks like in practice and why it is important at Blue Haven Public School. Mark speaks with Substantive Principal and Principal in Residence Literacy and Numeracy, Paul McDermott, Relieving Principal, Dale Edwards, and staff at Blue Haven Public School.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this podcast, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, discusses what effective classroom management looks like in practice with Strathfield Girls High School Principal, Angela Lyris, and students.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this podcast, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, speaks with Principal, Bob Willetts, and staff at Berry Public School to explore how they use data to provide students with effective feedback and inform their classroom practice.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this podcast, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, speaks with Principal, Paul Sheather, Deputy Principal, Ben Seldon, and students of Northern Beaches Secondary College, Balgowlah Boys Campus. Mark hears first-hand how the school’s focus on explicit teaching has helped it become one of the state’s top performing schools in English.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this episode, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, speaks with Cecil Hills High School Principal, Mark Sutton, about how every student is known, valued and cared for in a large, comprehensive high school. Students give insights into some of the ways their school supports student wellbeing.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this episode, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, speaks with Homebush West Public School principal, Estelle Southall and her students about how their school embeds effective feedback in their practices. She describes how students at Homebush West seek out and value feedback and how teachers support students to work towards staged improvement.

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Part of the conversation on video

This podcast is part of an eight-part series. In this episode, Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, speaks with Rooty Hill High School principal, Christine Cawsey and her students about how Rooty Hill embeds assessment in school practice.

From developing assessment-centred classrooms, to empowering students to identify and monitor their progress, hear how Rooty Hill is improving student outcomes.

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Part of the conversation on video

In this conversation, Coonabarabran High School Principal, Mary Doolan and CESE’s Rydr Tracy, discuss how Coonabarabran has applied the evidence base from ‘What works best’ in their school.

It is available in video and audio. Download the transcript (PDF, 130kB)

CESE’s 'What works best' resources support schools and teachers to use evidence-based teaching practices that are known to improve student outcomes.

 

This audio paper explores how Blue Haven Public School has achieved rapid and substantial improvements in student academic performance through evidence-based practices.

Read by Sally Kohlmayer, CESE.

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CESE talks to school leaders from two NSW schools about how they provide a supportive learning environment for their students.

Featuring: Samuel Cox, CESE.
Murray Kitteringham and Melanie Check, Sir Joseph Banks High School.
Helen Polios, Whalan Public School.

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Join Dr Ben North, Dr Carina Dennis and Cate Stilwell as they discuss gifted education and CESE's research in this area, including the Revisiting gifted education literature review

This conversation was recorded at Greenacre Public School in 2018.

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The What works best: 2020 update audio paper outlines eight quality teaching practices that are known to support school improvement and enhance the learning outcomes of our students. The themes are not an exhaustive list of effective practices, but are a useful framework for teachers and school leaders to consider when deciding how to tackle student improvement.

Read by Rachel Smith, Samuel Cox and Vicki Russell.

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Friday, 16 November 2018

What works best – audio paper

What works best in schools to improve student outcomes? This paper will look at the following seven themes from the growing bank of evidence.

1. Setting high expectations (5:32)
2. Using explicit teaching practices (15:30)
3. Providing effective feedback (23:33)
4. Using data to inform future practice (30:01)
5. Establishing and maintaining effective classroom management (38:00)
6. Supporting student wellbeing (43:35)
7. Engaging in effective professional collaboration (53:28)

Read by Samuel Cox, CESE.

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what works best

This audio paper summarises four evidence-based practices to improve student literacy and numeracy outcomes at school.
1. Intervene early and maintain the focus.
2. Know what students can do and target teaching accordingly.
3. Have clear and transparent learning goals
4. Focus on teacher professional learning that improves the teaching of literacy and numeracy.
The paper also examines the research on the importance of literacy and numeracy skills to individuals and to society more broadly, including employment outcomes, the economy, social inclusion, health, and other variables.

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Student wellbeing audio paper

 

This audio paper explores how student wellbeing is defined, the relationship between wellbeing, schools and outcomes, and school elements in improving student wellbeing.

Read by Kate Griffiths, CESE.
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