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Tag Archives: professional development

Teachers skilling up through online learning

PD Online learning

Every state and territory issues specific requirements for professional development (PD) requirements for continued registration of teachers. Amid constant discussion about ‘better teachers’ and sliding PISA results, teachers are feeling the pressure to skill up. 

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Is teacher PD our only way forward?

Associate Professor Helen Cahill

If, as John Hattie says, teachers are the single biggest in-school determinant of student outcomes, why don't we support our teachers to undertake professional development? Australian teachers work longer, and have fewer allocated training days than in many other countries.

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Organisation the key for collaborative, calm teaching

Teacher writing in his planner

Teachers manage a dizzying list of tasks, obligations and interruptions, with up to thirty-five students chattering, emoting, and needing things. Organisation is at the heart of what separates the self-assured smooth operator from the mere mortality of a fraught teacher.

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Teachers learn from kids at flipped conference

Kids Conference

Olympic diver Anabelle Smith and Professor Dr Klaudia Schultheis from Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Germany will share a platform with school children at this year’s Kids Conference on Tuesday 29 November at Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne.

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