New and beginning teachers
QTU 2015 New Educator Network (for information please contact Lynn Cowie-McAlister)
The QTU welcomes new and beginning teachers who are commencing their careers in the Department of Education and Training.
In this edition: Probation and provisional registration | The beginning teacher mentoring program (MBT) | The DET interview process for rating purposes | A wellbeing and retention study.
New Educators: Welcome to teaching -things you should knowNew teachers have a number of hurdles to clear during their first year in the job. Here is a brief guide to some of them.
QTU guide for new educators - you will need to login to access this valuable resource - Updated Feb 2017This guide has been prepared for QTU members as a simple overview of the main issues that will affect you in your early years of teaching.
Electronic media: a quick guide to staying out of troubleAppropriate communication and professional must be kept when dealing with students. Here's some tips to keep you on track ...
The QTU has a range of useful resources:
- Flare - the e-newsletter for new and beginning teachers
- online brochures on many topics, with some specific to new and beginning teachers
- access to the QTU library - find out more here
- all QTU members should receive the Union's journal - The Queensland Teachers' Journal - eight times per year, with many useful articles for teachers and specific articles for new teachers.
- QTU new educators guide - for QTU members only, you will need your member number and password to access the guide.
- Internship agreements - between the QTU and Queensland universities which have Education courses
Beginning teachers: Welcome to teaching – what you must knowAs a new educator and an employee of DET, there are certain formal requirements that you must fulfil during your first year of teaching. - QTJ, Vol 121 No 2, 1 March 2016, p27
Beginning teacher mentoring clarifiedA number of questions have been raised by both mentors and new educators regarding the beginning teacher mentoring in schools program.- QTJ,Vol 120 No 8, 13 November 2015, p27
Beginning teachers: Challenge yourself - go remotei am very much an opportunist, so when Griffith University offered me a chance to undertake a rural practicum, I seized the opportunity with both hands - QTJ, vol. 120, no. 6, 21 August 2015, p. 21
QTU members have a range of options available when needing assistance:
- talk to your school's QTU Rep
- contact the Union's Queensland Teachers' Assist Desk (QTAD) for quick advice in relation to pay, leave and other working conditions by phone, email or online form
- contact your local QTU Organiser - there are eight QTU offices across the state
- you can also contact the QTU's officer dedicated to new and beginning teachers, Lynn Cowie-McAlister on 07 3512 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice - QTAD
Union Training - QTEC & PD
- salary info
- campaign information
- branch meetings and much more
One of the great benefits of QTU membership is access to the QTU library.
Find out more about the library's great collection and how to order and request books online here.
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