Professional learning

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TALIS: Stress levels among Australian teachers
TALIS: Stress levels among Australian teachers

The OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey shows almost six in 10 Australian teachers say they feel quite a bit or a lot of stress in their jobs, significantly higher than the average across participating OECD countries. In her latest column, Dr Sue Thomson explores the factors that contribute to teachers’ stress at work.

Australian educators' satisfaction levels and work-related wellbeing
Australian educators' satisfaction levels and work-related wellbeing

Most Australian teachers believe the advantages of being a teacher outweigh any disadvantages, but fewer than half feel that they are valued by society for the job they do, according to new data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018.

Mental health has never been more important
Mental health has never been more important

‘These are unprecedented times and teachers have done an incredible job adapting to the many challenges the pandemic has presented.’ In her latest Teacher article, Julia Gillard discusses how Australian schools have been putting a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing, and shares advice and resources to support staff, students and families.

Marking exams is good PD, but not all teachers can access it
Marking exams is good PD, but not all teachers can access it

Nathanael Reinertsen conducted a survey to gauge what Australian teachers think about marking large-scale assessments. In today's article, he shares some of the key findings from that survey, including why participants valued marking exams as good professional development.

Supporting students' mental health needs
Supporting students' mental health needs

Teachers are being invited to participate in a trial of an online mental health training program developed by the Black Dog Institute. It’s hoped the training will help educators identify and respond to changes in students’ mental health. Here, we speak to the Chief Investigator of the project.

Art education during the COVID-19 lockdown
Art education during the COVID-19 lockdown

In the first of two articles, teacher educators Kate Coleman and Abbey MacDonald share practical examples of how visual arts teachers and artists transformed the ways they connected and communicated with students, and each other, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure a continuity of learning.

Pre-service teachers and managing professional placements during COVID-19
Pre-service teachers and managing professional placements during COVID-19

How have the COVID-19 school restrictions affected pre-service teachers and their ability to complete their professional placements while students are learning remotely? We speak to Associate Professor Miriam Tanti, from Australian Catholic University, about how pre-service teachers have used it as an opportunity to develop a unique set of skills, knowledge and undestanding so early in their careers.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 15: Insights from experts
Teacher Staffroom Episode 15: Insights from experts

Teacher content draws on the wealth of knowledge and expertise that exists within the education community. This month, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with several experts in education on a range of different topics, and in today’s podcast, we take you through some of the highlights.

Starting a teaching career during COVID-19
Starting a teaching career during COVID-19

Many experienced teachers will have had to draw on their knowledge of good classroom practice to navigate the move to remote teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for beginner teachers like Savannah Epskamp, starting a teaching career in the middle of the pandemic was a whole unique challenge in itself.

Infographic: Wise words on professional development

Each year in our reader survey, we ask you: ‘looking back on your experience as an educator, if you could share one piece of advice with your peers, what would it be?’ In this infographic, we take a look at some of your responses on the topic of professional development.