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Early Career Teachers: teaching, driving and other adventures


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Early career teachers: Teaching, driving and other adventures
Tammy Edwardson, SA Department of Education and Child Development

Presentation at Yamaiyamarna Paitya | Teachers are deadly! 2012 national MATSITI conference, July 9-11, Tarndanya (Adelaide), 9-11 July.
More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative.

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  • 1. Early Career Teachers:Teaching, Driving and other Adventures MATSITI 2012 National Conference, July 9 – 11, 2012 Tammy Edwardson Strategic Policy Officer, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention DECD, South Australia 1
  • 2. Teaching, Driving and Other Adventures• Teaching is.....• Teacher as Learner• Teacher Toolbox• Driving Safely• Going the Distance• Enjoying the Ride and Future Destinations 2
  • 3. Teaching is…..How do you describe teaching? 3
  • 4. Teacher as LearnerWhy did you become a teacher?What motivates you?Who inspires you? 4
  • 5. Teacher as Learner• Teacher as life long learner• Pace yourself• Learn from your students, colleagues and community• Be reflective• Access regular debriefing• Avoid acceleration in the first five years 5
  • 6. Teacher as Learner• Set short, medium and long term goals• Do a few things well• Be aware of your expectations• Know your limits 6
  • 7. Teacher Toolbox• Role clarification• High quality induction• Ask questions• Access high quality resources - refer to handout• Code of Ethics - in and out of school• Access training that supports your professional knowledge and development 7
  • 8. Driving Safely• Develop relational trust• Know your students and community• Work in collaborative teams• Build and maintain your emotional and professional networks - Seek out high quality buddies and mentors - Network with your peers 8
  • 9. Strong Professional Networks 9
  • 10. Driving Safely• Be reflective, persistent and patient• Creatively problem solve• Hone in on and value your strengths• Maintain hope and optimism 10
  • 11. Going the Distance• Take rest stops, refuel and refocus• Recharge the batteries – sufficient sleep, regular exercise and good nutrition• Self reward in constructive ways• Keep a full tank to arrive at your next destination• Family, community and work balance 11
  • 12. Staying Focused• Stay calm• Pause and reflect• Be consistent and persistent• Externalise behaviour What is working? 12
  • 13. Enjoying the Ride and Future Destinations• Those “Ah ha!” moments• Teacher as Leader• Celebrate your achievements• Family, community and work balance• Plan your future destinations 13
  • 14. Enjoying the Ride and Future Destinations