COVID-19 and teaching

TikTok teachers go viral in these #COVID-19 times

By Catherine Hartung, Natalie Hendry and Rosie Welch

TikTok is one of the world’s fastest growing apps, with an estimated two billion total downloads since its inception, including more than 1.4 million monthly active users in Australia. Much of TikTok’s success has been attributed to its appeal among children and young people. However, during COVID-19 lockdowns, a growing number of teachers have found

The shock of dealing with Covid-19 has made teachers even stronger and better at their craft

By Pat Norman

Cast your mind back to the end of the first school term for 2020: Australian states and territories were rapidly moving into lockdown because of COVID-19. Political leaders were signaling – often using mixed signals – the likelihood and need to close schools and transition to distance learning. Here in New South Wales schools switched

Speculating on teacher attrition in Australia: Might COVID-19 be ‘the straw that breaks the camel’s back’?

By Stephanie Garoni and Jo Lampert

It is worth considering the potential impact COVID-19 might have on teachers, many already feeling devalued and over-worked,

Messages from teachers at the coalface as COVID-19 changes everything

By Christine Cunningham

I am a university teacher and researcher who studies the art and science of good school leadership. Most