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The link between class size, teacher workload and student achievement is complex.

Research and argument into the impact of class size and teacher workload on student achievement regularly presents in the media and academic papers, in research and schoolyard discussions. Research suggests that the effects of smaller class sizes “have been hard to isolate and measure,” which …

125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia

This year, the Office for Women are commemorating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia. It’s a great time to recognise the changes to the law in 1894, when women won the right to vote and stand for parliament in South Australia – …

SA Government Declares War on Teachers

  The SA Teachers Registration Board is about undergo radical change if the government gets its way. We have until November 8th for comment. The TRB is totally funded by teachers but the proposal is to remove the requirement for any registered or practicing teachers to …

Bullying against teachers: a common problem in Australia

As we focus on World Teachers’ Day, we have compiled another article about bullying to expand upon earlier reports in our June In Brief edition. Our WTD focus was to produce a celebration of teachers for 25 October and you will see that in our …

From the Secretary…

As in the past, WTD 2019 will celebrate teachers of all ages and at all levels of their career, with this year, a particular focus on “Young Teachers: The future of the profession”. The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to …

SACE Modernisation: Electronic examinations

Electronic examinations are being expanded to new subjects in 2020 as part of the SACE Board’s ongoing modernisation of the SACE. This is the direction of travel – it’s ensuring that every student can show us what they can do with what they know. The …

Here’s what teachers look for when kids start school

Many parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers generally consider it more important for children to know how to regulate their emotions, be confident in their abilities and be curious learners. In …

Brain breaks for peak performance

Playtime is serious business at Miranda’s Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School. The Sutherland shire school has introduced an innovative program where it has doubled play times from two to four, giving students a “brain break” every hour. After just four weeks, teachers …

INJURED AT WORK? TALK TO YOUR UNION FIRST!

Every employee has the right to a safe and healthy workplace under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (‘Act’). Every employer has a duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace and to consult with their employees about health and safety issues. Though at …

IEU Speaks on… Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

IEUA Statement Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 5 September 2019 The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) expresses its dismay at the content and poor clarity of the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill. The IEUA is disappointed at the continuing practice of governments to polarize, …