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Research reviews

Literacy: Why it matters

The importance of literacy is promoting a wide range of outcomes in education and beyond

Twice-exceptional students

Understanding twice-exceptional students and how to support them in the classroom.

An introduction to the role of Artificial Intelligence in classrooms and schools

A guide to the latest developments in artificial intelligence and what they mean for teaching and learning.

Developing positive mathematics learner identities in secondary school

An introduction to the concept of mathematics learner identity and how positive maths identities can be promoted through effective teaching and learning

How to encourage teens to read

Why reading for pleasure is so beneficial for teenagers' learning and wellbeing, and what the research says about getting them to read more.

Turning boys of all ages into life-long readers

Research-based strategies for encouraging boys to read for enjoyment.

Effective writing instruction in the junior primary years

An introduction to the essential components of early writing instruction

Effective writing instruction in Years 3-8

How to build on early writing instruction in the middle and upper primary years

Teaching spelling in primary and intermediate schools

Key principles and strategies for teaching spelling across all levels of primary school.

Effective vocabulary instruction

The importance of vocabulary knowledge and how to teach it in literacy programmes and across the curriculum.

Writing and neurodivergence

Understanding some of the common challenges with writing that neurodivergent students may experience.

Mental health and wellbeing for neurodivergent students

Understanding the additional mental health needs of neurodivergent students.

Mental health and wellbeing for neurodivergent students

Understanding the additional mental health needs of neurodivergent students.

Understanding mental health and wellbeing in upper secondary school students

A closer look at the specific mental health and wellbeing needs of students in their upper teens.

Developmental dyscalculia

An introduction to dyscalculia, a cognitive difference that affects students' ability to understand and work with quantities and numbers.

Strategies for supporting students with FASD

A set of approaches and strategies for promoting the wellbeing and achievement of students with FASD at school.


Writing in a digital age

Professor Emerita Naomi Baron from American University returned to talk about the research into digital technologies and writing, and to share insights from her newest book

Understanding emotional regulation and dysregulation

International expert Dr Tracy Stewart will explore what is meant by emotional regulation and dysregulation, and discuss practical strategies that teachers can use to support the positive development of their students’ emotion regulation skills

An introduction to Cognitive Load Theory

Dr Greg Ashman explores what cognitive load theory is and its practical implications for teachers.

All children deserve (gender) affirmation

Dr And Pasley will discuss why all children deserve to be affirmed for who they are and how gender affirmation might become a space where teachers and students can unpack differences in the classroom and support all children to explore how they want to be in the world

Autism and culturally responsive practice

Dr Jessica Tupou (Victoria University Wellington) will share insights from her ongoing research into supporting autistic children and the importance of taking a culturally responsive approach

Q+A with Dr Vicki Hargraves

Your chance to tap into the huge expertise of Dr Vicki Hargraves and to ask her questions you have about research and practice in early childhood education


Visual Arts infographic

How children use visual arts and how teachers can help.

The neurodiversity paradigm

How can you adopt a strengths-based approach to help neurodiverse students succeed in your classroom?

Creativity infographic

Creativity in education and how teachers can support it

Bullying infographic

Key principles for preventing and responding to bullying

Principles of assessment infographic

High-quality assessment and how it supports learning

Instructional coaching infographic

The key elements of instructional coaching at a glance


Understanding the capabilities and limitations of generative AI

Insights from the webinar with Mandy Henk and Sarah Bickerton on generative AI and its role in the classroom.

The value of educational tests

Key ideas from the webinar with Professor Gavin Brown on how teachers can use tests to inform teaching and learning.

The importance of a knowledge-rich curriculum; a presentation by Christine Counsell

Why a knowledge-rich curriculum is essential for all students.

Key challenges for neurodivergent students in school settings and how to help

Insights from the webinar with Emily McDougal on supporting neurodivergent students in schools and classrooms.

One student’s experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A firsthand account of how undiagnosed OCD profoundly affected one student's experiences at school.

Using dialogic approaches to deepen and extend students’ thinking and learning

Key insights from our webinar with Jacinta Olderhaver exploring dialogic approaches to teaching and learning.

Honouring Te Tiriti and promoting culturally empowering practices in schools

Key insights from the webinar with Janelle Riki-Waaka on supporting ākonga Māori to achieve success as Māori in schools.

Talking about gender non-conformity in early childhood education

The key insights from our webinar with Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin talking about gender non-conformity in early childhood education.

Understanding ADHD

The key insights from our webinar with Associate Professor Dione Healey on understanding ADHD.

The vital role of schools and teachers in helping communities respond to disasters

The key insights from our webinar with Carol Mutch on schools' responses to disasters and traumatic events

Understanding and measuring students’ social-emotional learning

The key insights from our webinar with Dr Heidi Leeson on the importance of social-emotional learning for academic achievement.

What are the differences between social-emotional learning and key competencies?

Dr Heidi Leeson of Monocle Education offers her perspective on the relationship between social-emotional learning and the key competencies
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