Author Archives: wendyapatton

Teacher well-being – what the evidence shows


Following the mid-year break, it is worth reflecting on an issue that dominated the media during the break period, that of teacher well-being. Why is teacher reported stress increasing? During the previous few weeks, a Sydney private school principal asked … Continue reading

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Individualising Learning


Is technology the answer to maximise individualised learning? How can teachers and school systems collaborate to enhance professional learning opportunities to build teacher skills in this area? Discussions in government reports and online posts have again raised the challenge of … Continue reading

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What can systems do to empower teachers


We need to remind policymakers of the importance of education, and the essential role of teachers in the lives of individuals, and ipso facto in the social, economic and political well-being of our countries. The Australian Government Productivity Commission (2017) … Continue reading

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Influencing others to teach


Following my last blog, two opposing opinion pieces related to its theme have been published by the ABC:  Seven reasons people no longer want to be teachers (Bahr and Ferreira) and Teachers can earn more than dentists – and other … Continue reading

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Challenging the public discourse on the teaching profession


What can we do to challenge the public discourse about our profession? The Queensland College of Teachers is providing evidence to do just that. Recent media reports have again challenged the quality of teaching in Australia. These reports are often … Continue reading

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STAYING AHEAD OF AI


As we move towards the future, one of the most important gifts we can give students is the confidence and ability to thrive in a novel and complex world transformed by artificial intelligence (AI). It is important to actively maintain … Continue reading

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HARNESSING AI FOR TEACHERS’ WORK


Teachers have unique, sustainable qualities that make their careers less susceptible to disruption by artificial intelligence (AI) than others, as discussed in my previous blog, but we would be unwise to ignore AI given the opportunities it offers our students. … Continue reading

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