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Creating a culture of development and continuous learning
Creating a culture of development and continuous learning

Western Australia’s Butler College has created a culture of continuous learning and development for all of its staff. This long-term, whole-school approach focusses on improving the skills and capacity of all staff (including non-teaching staff) through various means, including action learning projects and peer-to-peer support and coaching.

Infographic: Educator mental health and wellbeing

UK charity Education Support Partnership recently commissioned a large-scale survey into the mental health and wellbeing of education professionals. Our latest infographic reports on some of the findings from the survey.

Infographic: Wise words on relationships

In the annual Teacher survey, we ask readers: 'Looking back on your experiences as an educator, if you could share one piece of advice with your peers what would it be?' Here are some of the responses received on the topic of relationships.

Infographic: Teacher behaviour hindering learning

The 2015 PISA test cycle included a survey of principals. Principals were asked to report on five teacher-related behaviours which are hindering learning. This infographic shows the percentage of students whose principals reported the behaviours occurring 'to some extent' or 'a lot'.

Taking a moment to develop healthy habits
Taking a moment to develop healthy habits

The term ‘teacher wellbeing’ has become quite loaded in recent times, particularly with recent research highlighting the substandard health and wellbeing of school leaders. In today's reader submission Kelly Rothwell shares three simple tools that can quickly enhance your wellbeing.

The Research Files Episode 33: Teacher stress intervention programs
The Research Files Episode 33: Teacher stress intervention programs

In this episode of The Research Files we visit the University of Queensland to speak with Professor Annemaree Carroll and Dr Julie Bower, to find out about a teacher wellbeing study looking at the impact of two stress intervention programs.

School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching
School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching

Three Deakin University academics ­– Dr Linda Hobbs, Associate Professor Coral Campbell and Associate Professor Colleen Vale – recently visited ACER to share their research on out-of-field teaching. In today’s School Improvement podcast, we share some highlights from their presentation.

Empowering staff to lead innovation
Empowering staff to lead innovation

School improvement is very much a collaborative effort. At this distance education school, staff are invited to pursue their own ideas for teaching and learning projects through a Learning Innovation Team.

Infographic: Out-of-field teaching

A new ACER report looks at the extent to which secondary school teachers in Australia are teaching subjects they haven't specialised in during their studies. It includes data on the proportion of Years 7-10 teachers teaching out-of-field in 20 subject areas.

Newbies more likely to be teaching outside their subject specialisation
Newbies more likely to be teaching outside their subject specialisation

Just over one-quarter of Year 7-10 teachers in Australian schools are teaching out of field, with those at the start of their careers more likely to be teaching a subject they haven’t specialised in.