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Educators share advice with their peers

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Educators share advice with their peers

Our annual Teacher survey asked readers the question: ‘Looking back on your experience as an educator, if you could share one piece of advice with your peers, what would it be?’

From taking care of your physical and mental health, to undertaking robust professional development – there were plenty of suggestions offered up. Some of the key themes included the importance of building positive student-teacher relationships, maintaining wellbeing, professional learning, and never losing your sense of humour.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pre-service teacher or an experienced educator, we can all do with a little inspiration at times. Here, in this 75 second video, we have included a selection of tips from your peers in education.

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Looking back on your experience as an educator, if you could share one piece of advice with your peers, what would it be? 

Share your tips with the Teacher community by tweeting @teacherACER. Or, email the editorial team at teachereditor@acer.edu.au

Carl Stevens 21 September 2016

My top tips to beginning teachers:

• Believe in the value of what you are teaching and make sure your students understand why it is important; so preparation is paramount
• Show your students you care about their wellbeing and progress; that is your job; there is nothing they despise more than a teacher who doesn’t care
• Admit when you don’t know or when you’re wrong; they need to see you’re a learner too
• Collaboration with your colleagues is powerful support and very rewarding.
• An active sense of humour goes a long way with students, other staff and parents;  smile.
• Look after your health, physical, emotional and mental. It’s a demanding job. Have a trusted colleague or mentor to talk to when things turn rough (and they will)


Carl Stevens

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