Paul Mears chats to Education Matter’s Magazine about Teacher Wellbeing
Paul Mears, General Manager of NESLI APAC, spoke to Education Matters Magazine about the state of teacher and principal wellbeing in Australian schools, and how we can address the issue. You can read the full interview here.
NESLI presents the ‘Transforming Australian Schools’ conference at the National Education Summit
NESLI was delighted to present a two day conference entitled ‘Transforming Australian Schools’ at the recent National Education Summit in Melbourne. Over the two days, Dr Anna Dabrowski, Dr Janet Smith and Kirk Fischer spoke to delegates about a variety of challenges facing teachers today, and how they can proactively address them. Participants also learnt about the importance of wellbeing and social capital, leadership in the classroom and managing difficult relationships.
What's your credibility in the classroom?
Dr Timothy O'Leary wrote about building teacher credibility in the classroom, and it seems to have resonated with teachers. He discusses trust, immediacy, passion and competence. Read the article here.
St Mary’s School tell us about their experience of the Catholic Schools’ Middle Leadership Program
Teachers from St Mary’s School for the Deaf recently completed the Catholic Schools Middle Leadership Pathways Program. We went to chat to them about their role as teachers and leaders, what they learnt in the program and how it has helped them to develop their leadership skills. The staff at St Mary's are a testament to how important leadership development is for school staff. You can see the video here.
A message from Joseph, Graduate of the Lead and Expert Teachers Colloquium
The Lead and Expert teacher Colloquium provided an opportunity to refine my understanding of self, my language around leadership and my own leadership strengths.
Within our school, we have been working on moving towards a collaborative culture built on a foundation of collective efficacy. The DP Leadership Colloquium continued to add depth of understanding, provide possible frameworks, models for innovation and affirm our future direction.
The program was incredible helpful and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to develop their leadership skills in a schools context.
Parental Leave: Do we need to change how schools handle parents returning to work?
Tania James, Deputy Head of Campus at Australian Independent School, Indonesia, has written a thought provoking piece on LinkedIn Pulse about how schools can better manage the transition for teachers returning to the classroom after taking time off to raise young families. You can read the piece on LinkedIn here.