Monthly Archives: November 2011

Teachers Union raises concerns over incentive payments for government school jobs

The introduction of pay incentives to encourage teaching professionals to move into government school jobs has not been well received by the Australian Education Union. Teachers and union representatives view the payment of performance based incentives as being a less than favourable option for those filling education jobs within Australia’s school system. Continue reading

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Engage your students with Skwirk

Skwirk has pioneered Australia’s first online, syllabus-specific, interactive learning portal for primary and secondary school students. Continue reading

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Teacher performance appraisals: Finding the right balance

Should schools use student surveys as part of the performance appraisal process for their teachers? Continue reading

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How much are you worth?

Teacher salary scales vary by sector and by State and Territory. Similar school admin and teaching jobs can attract vastly different pay scales depending on the location of the school. Teachers should be aware of how much their colleagues are being paid to ensure that they too are receiving a fair deal. Continue reading

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Dear Principal, please read this cover letter

The reality is that for the time-being schools still require you to compose a cover letter to accompany your CV. Here are some great dos and don’ts to help you draft the perfect cover letter when applying for teaching jobs in Australia Continue reading

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