As you progress in your career, the skills you develop from your work experience are undoubtedly critical. Yet, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your education is over after you finish high school or your undergraduate degree. Indeed, one of the most attractive parts of completing your studies is the idea that you don’t need to learn anything else.
Recently, we hosted a webinar with Dr Bellert, which focused on some of the key topics and considerations for teachers when teaching students with disabilities or additional learning needs. Below are some of the key takeaways and listen in to the podcast, which you can access and listen to for more information about this specialist area.
Managing study with work, and all of life’s other commitments, might seem challenging, but as Aleasa Brink has discovered throughout her journey as an online student, it comes down to preparation and time management.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is linked with generating high levels of productivity, creating better jobs (and more of them) as well as securing healthy economies. That’s just some of the reasons why the capabilities that come along with STEM – including creative problem solving and critical thinking – are becoming an increasingly large focus in the Australian classroom.
You spend a lot of time thinking about what’s best for your students – but how much time do you spend thinking about what’s best for you? Thinking about your own wellbeing is not only important for your productivity and effectiveness, but it also enables you to focus on your teaching practice and improve outcomes for your students.
According to a recent government report, nearly one-third of teachers who began teaching in state schools in 2010 didn’t make it to 2015 before quitting. Even more alarmingly, 13 per cent of those who handed in their resignation did so within the first year.
Technology is a larger component of our everyday lives than it ever has been, and it’s only getting bigger. While so many industries are embracing and incorporating new advancements, one area that had been previously left behind, in Australia anyway, is education.