With research suggesting that Australian school students spend up to a year of their total schooling with a Casual or Relief Teacher (CRT), a new report released by AITSL is calling for more support specifically targeted to these teachers.
Belonging is a fundamental human need, yet one in four students around the world do not feel a sense of belonging to their school, and numbers are steadily rising, according to Monash Educational and Developmental Psychologist Dr Kelly-Ann Allen.
CEO of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Mark Grant, discusses the important role of teachers and school leaders and the professional learning resources available to support them throughout their careers.
Literacy experts from Monash Education have been working with teachers to explore the use of graphic novels in the classroom and uncover how they can help learners reconnect with reading and writing.
A whole-school approach centred around positive education, the Berry Street Education Model aims to assist teachers and school staff to learn effective strategies to engage even the most challenging students and help them achieve academic success.
As Professor John Fischetti of the University of Newcastle explains, there are multiple drivers of instructional leadership in schools. Successful instructional leadership can be a balancing act, influenced by a wide variety of factors.