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The state of out-of-field teaching
The state of out-of-field teaching

While schools across the country are grappling with critical teacher shortages, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that out-of-field teaching is occurring. A new Deakin University report which was co-written by ACER and Griffith University, looks at the issue of out-of-field teaching and proposes 46 recommendations.

School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program
School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program

Brisbane’s Brigidine College, Indooroopilly has changed the way it supports pre-service and early career teachers. In the second part of our Q&A with Allison Johansen (Assistant to the Principal, Professional Teaching and Learning) we find out more about the Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program and its positive impact.

School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers
School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers

Attending a professional learning event is a great way to reflect on what’s happening in your own school and improve practice. For leaders at this Brisbane college, it prompted a new approach to supporting and retaining pre-service and early career teachers. Find out more in today’s Q&A.

School leadership: Promotion and planning for successful recruitment
School leadership: Promotion and planning for successful recruitment

As a school leader, planning strategically for recruitment can be a complex issue, and the pandemic may have escalated problems with staffing needs in your school even further. Here, former school leader and educational consultant Gail Smith shares her tips for successful recruitment.

Job supports to help boost teacher commitment
Job supports to help boost teacher commitment

‘Commitment to the teaching profession refers to teachers’ sense of connection and investment in the occupation.’ Rebecca Collie, of the University of New South Wales, shares findings of a new study into job supports that appear to help boost teacher commitment.

‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘wicked problem’ of how to raise teacher status
‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘wicked problem’ of how to raise teacher status

The final webinar in a series tackling major challenges in school education in Australia will explore the ‘wicked problem’ of how to raise the status of the teaching profession. Topics up for discussion include how to attract and retain highly capable people, and changing attitudes towards teachers and teaching.

School leadership: Attracting and retaining teachers
School leadership: Attracting and retaining teachers

Attracting and retaining effective teachers to build and maintain a strong team can be difficult for principals and systems. Here, we find out how the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns has been working to tackle teacher supply and demand issues in Far North Queensland.

School Improvement Episode 29: Teacher attrition and retention
School Improvement Episode 29: Teacher attrition and retention

What contributes to a teacher’s decision to leave the profession? And, at the same time, why do others thrive and find success and personal fulfillment at work? Hugh Gundlach is a researcher, pre-service teacher educator and classroom teacher, and he joins us today to discuss his research on teacher attrition and retention.

Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment
Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment

Can simple prompts help encourage more trainee teachers to apply for placements in rural and remote schools? In today’s Q&A we speak to Dr Karen Tindall, a Senior Adviser at the Behavioural Insights Team Australia about a trial in New South Wales.

What contributes to teacher job satisfaction?
What contributes to teacher job satisfaction?

How satisfied are Australian Maths and Science teachers with their jobs? Is the level of job satisfaction different for teachers in primary and secondary settings? And, what contributes to teacher job satisfaction?