Staff welfare

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The Research Files Episode 77: Coping with violence from students
The Research Files Episode 77: Coping with violence from students

Student violence directed at school staff is a common issue. In this episode of The Research Files, we look at the results of a new study which analysed the frequency and impact of occupational violence perpetrated by students towards teachers working in the P-6 sector. We also discuss the prevention and coping strategies staff use and find effective.

Teacher wellbeing: Getting the most out of Employee Assistance Programs
Teacher wellbeing: Getting the most out of Employee Assistance Programs

In this Q&A, Margaret Horton, Senior Vice Principal at Methodist Ladies College, shares how the school has developed a culture of wellbeing which has raised EAP utilisation rates well above the industry standard.

Harnessing collaborative expertise to support our most vulnerable students
Harnessing collaborative expertise to support our most vulnerable students

‘Ultimately, our pilot … has transformed the way we meet the needs of our students and staff, particularly in a post-pandemic landscape.’ In this reader submission, Bridget Garing shares the details of a pilot Pittwater House in New South Wales undertook earlier this year to encourage staff to work collaboratively to support students.

Staff wellbeing: A reflection model for teacher peer support
Staff wellbeing: A reflection model for teacher peer support

It’s well-known that teaching is a stressful career. Finding the time to discuss challenging matters and to reflect on your practice might seem impossible. New research shows a reflective circles peer support model has a positive impact on educators. We speak with lead researcher Fiona Gardner in this article to find out more.

Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing
Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing

As a teacher, how has work impacted your wellbeing during the pandemic? What wellbeing initiatives are offered at your school, and how can they be improved to better support teachers? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore educator wellbeing in Australia and internationally.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 29: Prioritising your wellbeing
Teacher Staffroom Episode 29: Prioritising your wellbeing

More than half of Australia’s population is under COVID-19 lockdowns, which means many of you are right in the thick of a long period of remote learning, maybe while trying to homeschool your own children at the same time. In today’s episode I run through some of the recent wellbeing pieces we’ve published, as well as some other highlights from a busy month here at Teacher.

Leadership: Changing school priorities in challenging times
Leadership: Changing school priorities in challenging times

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?

Learning from lockdown – teacher wellbeing
Learning from lockdown – teacher wellbeing

The Knox School has been working with academics to research what teachers learned from the lockdown experience. In this final article of a three-part series, middle leader Melodie Matheson shares how teacher wellbeing became a transformative influence on her leadership.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 21: All about wellbeing
Teacher Staffroom Episode 21: All about wellbeing

You might’ve noticed we’ve been placing a real emphasis on wellbeing at Teacher recently. We’ve looked at new research into student wellbeing, resilience, and launched a new publication dedicated to educator wellbeing outside of the classroom. In today’s podcast we take you through anything you might have missed.

Preventing teacher stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing
Preventing teacher stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing

It is widely acknowledged that teaching is a stressful job, and the global events of this year have added an enormous amount of extra pressure on those working in education. In today’s article, we take a look at the research into the prevalence of stress and burnout for teachers and school leaders, and explore some of the protective factors.