Planning ahead to meet the professional learning needs of staff to improve teaching effectiveness in your school is an important aspect of a principal’s work. But, what happens when these plans get overtaken by events?
The findings of Australia’s annual snapshot of principal health and wellbeing have just been released. And, if you’re an educator you won’t be surprised to hear that ‘extremely long hours and constant exposure to stress’ left school leaders exhausted in 2020, as first fires, then floods, then a pandemic pushed them to their limits.
Principal Karen Snibson and leadership coach Angela Mina have been working together as part of the two year Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program. In this podcast we’ll be talking to them about increasing collective efficacy and how developmental leadership coaching differs from an approach that school leaders may be used to.
At Pakuranga College in Auckland, New Zealand, gathering data and using evidence-based resources is the basis of their professional development. Here, Deputy Principal Larraine Barton shares how a Teacher magazine podcast informed part of the beginner teacher program at the school.
Assumption College in Kilmore has been implementing a curriculum reform initiative called ‘myMAP’ for the beginning of the 2020 school year. In today’s Q&A, Vaughan Cleary, Deputy Principal of Learning and Teaching, explains how it works in practice and supports students on their individual learning journeys.
Teacher takes a sneak peek at the new book from Helen Timperley, Fiona Ell, Deidre Le Fevre and Kaye Twyford. In this extract from Leading Professional Learning: Practical strategies for impact in schools, the authors discuss how leaders can support others to take risks.
What are the protocols for Learning Walks and Talks? This question was posed to Dr Lyn Sharratt during the podcast recording of Teacher Talks, in front of a live audience of teachers and school leaders in Melbourne.
Learning Walks and Talks are most effective when they occur daily. But, given schools are such busy places, how likely is it that this could actually happen? Dr Lyn Sharratt discusses her approach in today’s video.
In the first episode of Teacher Talks, Dr Lyn Sharratt sits down with Rebecca Vukovic to discuss a powerful school leadership approach, Learning Walks and Talks, in front of a live audience of teachers and school leaders in Melbourne.
Associate Professor Philip Riley discusses the latest results from the Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, and the impact that long work hours are having on principals’ wellbeing, their family life and their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.