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In recent years, there have been heightened  concerns about teacher retention across Australia  – an issue that is taking on greater urgency as schools expect a flood of new student enrolments at a time when many educators are leaving the job within the first five years. A sign of things to come was revealed last year following reports that Australian universities experienced  a decline of up to 40% in initial teacher...
In its wake, what should our response be to this crisis that defined and seemingly broke life as we once knew it? It’s said that every emergency presents an opportunity. With schools resuming their academic calendars for another year, should we nonchalantly allow our students to take their seats behind their desks? Or should we rethink schooling, especially for those on the cusp of becoming school-leavers? During state-imposed...
The Australian Education Union (AEU) is calling on the Victorian government to address the workload of teaching staff following a "concerning" report. Key points: There are concerns teachers' workload could impact the quality of education being delivered One educator says she's seeing colleagues leave the profession due to burnout Students are also being impacted because teachers have less time to prepare classes...
Source from SchoolNews Indigenous people like  Adam Goodes  and  Latrell Mitchell  have spoken of the hurt they feel when they’re subject to racist slurs. Words and actions used to demean people on the basis of race or colour can be found throughout everyday society and may even be seen as innocuous. Recent  government bans  on Australian citizens returning from India highlight one way non-white...
By  Kevin Leichtman   Burnout is prevalent in the field of education, yet it remains mysterious in many ways. Most educators know what it feels like from personal experience, yet it isn’t well defined, nor are there clear-cut strategies for understanding and alleviating it. There is a clear  link between burnout and attrition , and various studies show new teachers leaving the profession at alarming rates,...
By Tradewind Australia We recently launched a brand-new Conference Series – webinars designed to focus on the critical impact of COVID-19 on permanent recruitment in the Education sector in 2021. In the first episode of the series, hosted by our Education Learning and Development Consultant  Ian McNally , we look at the plight of new graduate teachers who are preparing to enter the teaching profession in 2021. How have they...
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