talking about teachers

Will the Quality Time Action Plan reduce teacher workload?

By Meghan Stacey, Scott Fitzgerald, Mihajla Gavin, Susan McGrath-Champ and Rachel Wilson

Teachers want more time for lesson planning, not less. Last week, the NSW Department of Education released the Quality Time Action Plan, intended to “simplify administrative practices in schools”. Having highlighted the concerning growth in administrative workload in schools in a report based on a survey of more than 18,000 teachers for the NSW Teachers

Teachers deliver powerful mindfulness programs for students. Now they might need space to strengthen their own minds.

By Remy Low

Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 appeared in Australia in late-January 2020, the country has been through

The terrible trap of temporary teaching: I need to do more to get a job next year

By Meghan Stacey, Rachel Wilson, Susan McGrath-Champ, Scott Fitzgerald, Mihajla Gavin,

These days, there’s a new kind of teacher in NSW public schools: the ‘temporary’ teacher.  The category of temporary employment, a version of fixed-term contract work, was introduced in 2001. The category has been steadily growing while the proportion of permanent positions has declined and casual positions have remained relatively stable, as indicated in Figure

The government knows how to help teachers. And it’s not more reform.

By Mihajla Gavin, Meghan Stacey, Rachel Wilson, Susan McGrath-Champ

A decade after LSLD was implemented, it became evident there were no improved educational outcomes across the State’s schools.

TeachING quality is not teachER quality. How we talk about ‘quality’ matters

By Nicole Mockler

The language we use to discuss the work of teachers in the public domain matters. It matters to our shared understanding of education as a society and it impacts on teachers’ work both directly and indirectly. My research at the moment focuses in part on the notion of quality in education, specifically how issues of

How we talk about teachers is changing. Does it matter?

By Nicole Mockler

The way teachers are talked about in the public space is important. It affects teacher morale and how people might interact with them both professionally and socially. It even affects the way new teachers perceive their career pathway unfolding, or not. As an educator working in teacher education I am especially interested in the way