Queensland Teachers' Journal February 2020
A reduction of workload to a legitimate level will require teachers and principals to stop doing things that they currently do.
Wherever you are in Queensland, you will find a world class public education provided by highly trained professional teachers and school leaders in schools and TAFE. You will also find the QTU.
Let’s reflect on what the National Apology to the Stolen Generation started, and build a movement for truth, treaty and voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The interim report of the tri-state review into NAPLAN provides much food for thought.
You deserve the professional autonomy to not only do your job – but to keep enjoying it.
To tackle and eventually reduce workload issues, a number of approaches will be required.
A number of the new strategies from EB9 come into play this year. What's in store?
2020 sees the QTU undertake a series of special projects in a an effort to improve the service we provide for our members. Here is brief introduction to three of them.
On Friday 31 January, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission certified the TAFE 2019 enterprise agreement. Much of it will require a concerted effort by members, Workplace Reps and Union Officers to not only roll out but also enforce.
Here are some things to consider during the first weeks in your new home.
High quality professional development from the QTU, face-to-face or online.
Meet the teachers and school leaders running your Union.
Ever been asked: "What's the Union ever done for me?" Here's the answer.
Managing risk in industrial technology and design.
Across the state, the challenges facing school leaders vary from workplace to workplace. But there are a few important issues that all school leaders need to take stock of in their role.
Time to meet another family who are Union through and through – this time, the Ryans.
The QTU was proud to sponsor the Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education category in the 2019 Showcase Awards. Here state finalist Eidsvold State School shares its experiences.
A controversial court decision means teachers must now make personal “risk assessments” in their own interests when deciding whether to join in with student activities.
To our new members who are just beginning their teaching journey – welcome to the profession!
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