Pages with topic "Teachers"
27 Aug 2019 : ‘Master Teacher’ proposal seriously flawed
A proposal from the Grattan Institute to create special roles for 'high achieving' teachers is significantly flawed.
26 Jun 2019 : World Teachers' Day
Celebrated in more than 100 countries world-wide, World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society.
Members are advised that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has updated its Ordinary Time Earnings (OTE) checklist on its website for annual leave loading, to align with its 2009 public ruling which noted that annual leave loading is always OTE “unless …
On Thursday 28 March, Queensland Minister for Education Grace Grace addressed the Queensland Parliament in response to the Queensland Review of NAPLAN 2018.
Practicum payments to supervising teachers have not been increased in over twenty years and the current rates fail to provide any acknowledgement of the work supervising teachers undertake to support practicum students – in addition to their existing work…
20 Nov 2018 : How teachers can recharge for the New Year
A crucial element of avoiding or managing burnout is building resilience – and the end of year break is an important time for teachers to engage in self-care and build resilience for the coming teaching year.
25 Oct 2018 : A professional to be proud of
Today we celebrate World Teachers’ Day – an important opportunity to thank and congratulate teachers for the invaluable work they do.
6 Aug 2018 : What should your contract of employment look like?
Your appointment conditions and written contracts of employment are some of the most important documents you will receive from an employer.
2 Aug 2018 : Universities refuse to discuss practicum payments
Queensland universities are refusing to negotiate on practicum payments to supervising teachers, which have not increased for more than 25 years.
24 Jul 2018 : Reclaim your time: what are your hours of duty?
With demands on teachers ever increasing, knowing your hours of duty is the first step to having the grounds to say no when being directed to do more.
20 Jul 2018 : Do you have time to give feedback on student drafts?
Where does a teacher draw the line when it comes to giving feedback on
7 Jun 2018 : Changing face of teacher education
Teachers demand increase in pay for supervising student teachers after boom in Initial Teacher Education courses.
7 Jun 2018 : Negative effects on student streaming
Study shows little evidence grouping students by ability works in schools
24 May 2018 : Catholic employers still in denial on middle leaders
Queensland Catholic school employers have insisted there is no problem with rates paid to middle leaders, despite members overwhelmingly endorsing the need to recognise and reward their work.
Staff in Queensland Catholic schools have overwhelmingly endorsed enhanced teacher classifications and salaries in a ballot which closed on Tuesday.
IEUA-QNT Research Officer Adele Schmidt discusses our union’s pivotal role in shaping the teacher classification process in non-government schools.
5 Apr 2018 : Teacher salaries reach new high in 2018: is your school part of our union success story?
IEUA-QNT Assistant Secretary Brad Hayes discusses how 2018 will see thousands of members in Queensland schools achieve a historical benchmark with new teacher career paths and salary recognition.
23 Feb 2018 : Independent body would limit politics in the classroom
A proposed independent education institute to limit the influence of politics inside Australian classrooms has been welcomed by our union as a step in the right direction.
The collective action of IEUA-QNT members at Bundaberg and Glasshouse Christian Colleges has resulted in teaching staff at those schools now having access to the same salaries as their counterparts in the Catholic and state school systems.
On Friday, 27 October 2017, IEUA-QNT members will celebrate World Teachers’ Day and take the opportunity to recognise that teaching is fundamentally about making high quality professional judgements in the interests of children and their wellbeing.