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Benefits of teaching in regional Australia

In an extended interview education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Dale Zawertailo, staff learning and development coordinator at the Scots School in Albury. Zawertailo is a part of a group of educators who have decided to relocate to a regional ...

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Baird pledges teacher mentoring program

The top primary school teachers in NSW would mentor and coach their colleagues under a re-elected Baird Government. Premier Mike Baird made the $224 million funding commitment in Queanbeyan, in the state's south, where he is campaigning to help Nationals ...

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Teachers are targets of bullies too

Workplace bullying is a huge problem in the education sector and can come from people from above, junior staff, colleagues, pupils and even parents, an employment and labour law expert says. In an extended interview with education editor Antonia Maiolo ...

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A new perspective on professional development

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke with Jenny Lewis, an expert in professional development for educators. Lewis, chief executive of Solution Tree, discussed the need for new professional learning agendas that will allow teachers to address the ...

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Feeling good is a part of learning

The wellbeing of students and staff comes first for one South Australian principal who has been recognised for his positive psychology approach to education. Warren Symonds, principal at Mount Barker High School, was recently awarded with a Flinders University Education ...

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Good things come in threes, researcher says

Focusing on three good things could lead to higher levels of wellbeing and job satisfaction for teachers and lecturers, a Central Queensland University student has said. With this belief and a passion for positive psychology, graduate diploma of psychology honours ...

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Low literacy levels don’t spell a crisis

Teachers who make common spelling mistakes can still teach, one education expert argues. A recent study of 200 secondary teaching undergraduates found a significant number of pre-service secondary teachers have worse literacy skills than expected. The survey found students struggled ...

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Find the time online

Internet learning can be the answer for teachers looking to squeeze in required professional development hours. In two years, most Australian teachers will be part of an annual renewal process. Starting in 2016, full-timers will be required to complete 20 ...

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