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If you've been out of the classroom for a while, it might feel a bit daunting to return to your teaching career. Completing our Restart Teaching Program gave Cassie self-assurance, as well as a familiarity and an understanding of what it means to be a teacher now, not what it was like when she was teaching a decade ago. Read her journey back to the classroom and if you're inspired to return to the classroom, express your interest for the Semester 1 intake by this Friday. Teaching Profession, Teaching Career, Career Education, Teaching Courses, Teaching Programs, State School, Australian Curriculum, Online Programs, Restart
Do you want to return to the classroom?
If you've been out of the classroom for a while, it might feel a bit daunting to return to your teaching career. Completing our Restart Teaching Program gave Cassie self-assurance, as well as a familiarity and an understanding of what it means to be a teacher now, not what it was like when she was teaching a decade ago. Read her journey back to the classroom and if you're inspired to return to the classroom, express your interest for the Semester 1 intake by this Friday.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
During #DAW2021, we recognise the important role our special education teachers play in preparing students for life after school. In our latest article, Linda shares what inspired her to become a special education teacher and why she loves the job. Teachers Aide, Special Education Teacher, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech And Language, After School, School Work, Inclusive Education, Student Led
Inclusive education close to Linda's heart
During #DAW2021, we recognise the important role our special education teachers play in preparing students for life after school. In our latest article, Linda shares what inspired her to become a special education teacher and why she loves the job.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Despite her solid career history as a teacher, Chanel still faced challenges settling into her new school. She decided to seek out the support of her principal and colleagues and with their help, turned those experiences into opportunities. Chanel now ‘pays it forward’ to others in her school community as the wellbeing coordinator and in recognition of her commitment to wellbeing in the workplace, has been named one of the Department of Education’s 2021 Staff Wellbeing Champions. Wellbeing Activities, Mental Health Activities, Learning Place, Facing Challenges, School Community, Guest Speakers, Analogy, Health Professionals
Chanel champions wellbeing for teachers
Despite her solid career history as a teacher, Chanel still faced challenges settling into her new school. She decided to seek out the support of her principal and colleagues and with their help, turned those experiences into opportunities. Chanel now ‘pays it forward’ to others in her school community as the wellbeing coordinator and in recognition of her commitment to wellbeing in the workplace, has been named one of the Department of Education’s 2021 Staff Wellbeing Champions.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Senior hospitality and tourism teacher Damien reflects on his decision to enrol in a Bachelor of Education as a mature age student and take his career from the kitchen to the classroom. The demand for teachers specialising in hospitality practices is high across the state so Damien's story might just inspire someone you know! #teachqld #teacherstories Teaching Discipline, Mature Age Student, Teacher Registration, Bachelor Of Education, Teaching Positions, Education Degree, Teacher Technology, Becoming A Teacher
Chef Damien’s teaching career is cooking with gas Chef Damien's teaching career is cooking with gas
Senior hospitality and tourism teacher Damien reflects on his decision to enrol in a Bachelor of Education as a mature age student and take his career from the kitchen to the classroom. The demand for teachers specialising in hospitality practices is high across the state so Damien's story might just inspire someone you know! #teachqld #teacherstories
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Eidsvold State School worked closely with their local community to develop a unique language program that has seen students from Prep to Year 12 engaged and learning the local Aboriginal language, Wakka. The program is now delivered as a full, Australian Curriculum aligned languages subject across the school. Learn more about the program: http://bit.ly/EidsvoldWakka #NRW2021 Aboriginal Language, Self Regulation, Language Teacher, School Building, Programming Languages, Strong Relationship
How teaching an Aboriginal language has connected school and community
Eidsvold State School worked closely with their local community to develop a unique language program that has seen students from Prep to Year 12 engaged and learning the local Aboriginal language, Wakka. The program is now delivered as a full, Australian Curriculum aligned languages subject across the school. Learn more about the program: http://bit.ly/EidsvoldWakka #NRW2021
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
ITD teacher, Mikaella graduated as the only woman in her class with an ITD major. Armed with an interest in ITD, rather than a trade, Mikaella is challenging stereotypes for teachers in her field: #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #teacherstories #teachqld #manualarts #diyprojects #diymum #woodworking #metalworking #lasercutting #3dprinting #industrialdesign #teachwhatyoulove Metalworking, Queensland, Perception, 3d Printing, Government, Teachers, Woodworking, Diy Projects, Challenges
ITD teacher, Mikaella graduated as the only woman in her class with an ITD major. Armed with an interest in ITD, rather than a trade, Mikaella is challenging stereotypes for teachers in her field: #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #teacherstories #teachqld #manualarts #diyprojects #diymum #woodworking #metalworking #lasercutting #3dprinting #industrialdesign #teachwhatyoulove
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TeachQueensland
Teaching is a career that can take you anywhere. Bree has travelled more than 20,000 kilometres across Queensland throughout her teaching career and taught more than 800 students. Read more about Bree's teaching journey and how she took advantage of the opportunities in front of her. #teachqld #teacherstories #iteachtoo #teacherinspo South Brisbane, Teacher Support, Anglican Church, Lifelong Friends, Inner City, New Relationships
Anywhere can be home – Bree's teacher transfer tales
Teaching is a career that can take you anywhere. Bree has travelled more than 20,000 kilometres across Queensland throughout her teaching career and taught more than 800 students. Read more about Bree's teaching journey and how she took advantage of the opportunities in front of her. #teachqld #teacherstories #iteachtoo #teacherinspo
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TeachQueensland
Have you ever considered leaving everything behind for a once in a lifetime opportunity? Aaron Bates did exactly that! He was offered a position as a Biology, Geography and English Teacher in Cooktown and took the leap to start his teaching adventure. Read this article about Aarons teaching journey and how the Cooktown community embraced him for his first year of teaching: http://bit.ly/AaronsAdv Behaviour Management, Management Styles, Classroom Management, Time Management, Teacher Page, New Teachers, Teacher Programs, Teaching Adventure, Graduating Teacher
Aaron’s Cooktown adventure
Have you ever considered leaving everything behind for a once in a lifetime opportunity? Aaron Bates did exactly that! He was offered a position as a Biology, Geography and English Teacher in Cooktown and took the leap to start his teaching adventure. Read this article about Aarons teaching journey and how the Cooktown community embraced him for his first year of teaching: http://bit.ly/AaronsAdv
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Teaching can create opportunities to explore new locations while making a difference in the lives of students. Learn how Ally Terhorst, a secondary dance teacher, was able to pursue her passion for dance and music by accepting her dream role in Mount Isa. Check out Ally’s outback adventure by visiting: http://bit.ly/AllysAdventure Teaching Practices, Teacher Inspiration, Practical Jokes, Dance Teacher, Pursue, Outback, Making Friends, Secondary
Dancing in the classroom—Ally’s outback adventure
Teaching can create opportunities to explore new locations while making a difference in the lives of students. Learn how Ally Terhorst, a secondary dance teacher, was able to pursue her passion for dance and music by accepting her dream role in Mount Isa. Check out Ally’s outback adventure by visiting: http://bit.ly/AllysAdventure
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TeachQueensland
Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith to try a new opportunity that could change your life. Learn how Marika Hill moved from Brisbane to Barcaldine and was able to experience one of the best teaching adventures in her life. Visit our website to find out more about what it’s like to teach in a rural community: http://bit.ly/Marikasleap Heritage Railway, Feeling Isolated, How To Become, How To Find Out, University Graduation, Leap Of Faith
Marika’s leap to teaching rural
Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith to try a new opportunity that could change your life. Learn how Marika Hill moved from Brisbane to Barcaldine and was able to experience one of the best teaching adventures in her life. Visit our website to find out more about what it’s like to teach in a rural community: http://bit.ly/Marikasleap
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Structural engineer, Owen went from designing high-rise buildings and bridges in Australia and the UK, to inspiring students and building opportunities for future generations in STEM. In our latest article, he shares with us why he decided to make the move into teaching, the benefits he's found, and his advice for others considering a career change. Life Priorities, The University Of Queensland, Physics Teacher, Inspire Students, Career Change
Teacher stories: Owen
Structural engineer, Owen went from designing high-rise buildings and bridges in Australia and the UK, to inspiring students and building opportunities for future generations in STEM. In our latest article, he shares with us why he decided to make the move into teaching, the benefits he's found, and his advice for others considering a career change.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Read our latest article where we learn how Prina Scot went from teaching in the classroom to supporting students as a high school guidance councillor. Prina shares her motivation for making the career change and discusses how her teaching experience has helped in her new role providing guidance and counselling to students. Career Advice, High School, Motivation, Guidance Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health Support, High School Guidance, Guidance
Prina’s path to a guidance career
Read our latest article where we learn how Prina Scot went from teaching in the classroom to supporting students as a high school guidance councillor. Prina shares her motivation for making the career change and discusses how her teaching experience has helped in her new role providing guidance and counselling to students.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Teaching is one of those professions that give you the opportunity to talk all day about topics you love. Sounds pretty good, right? It worked for secondary HPE teacher Lauren. To celebrate the extraordinary work our Queensland state school teachers do every day, during State Education Week, we're sharing some of our favourite teacher stories. This is Lauren's. #teachqld #whyiteach #teacherquotes #inspirationalteacherquotes Teacher Quotes Inspirational, Education Week, Teacher Favorite Things, School Teacher, Professions, Extraordinary
Turn your passion into your profession
Teaching is one of those professions that give you the opportunity to talk all day about topics you love. Sounds pretty good, right? It worked for secondary HPE teacher Lauren. To celebrate the extraordinary work our Queensland state school teachers do every day, during State Education Week, we're sharing some of our favourite teacher stories. This is Lauren's. #teachqld #whyiteach #teacherquotes #inspirationalteacherquotes
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Read the story of how best friends Emily and Jessica began their rural teaching adventure by landing their first jobs teaching together at the same school. From their first class as students at the University of the Sunshine Coast to making the big move to teach in a rural community, follow the journey of these two best friends and learn about the support they received from the department to help them start their teaching careers together. #teachqld #qldeducation Teaching Degree, Induction Week, Teaching Opportunities, After High School, Big Move, Job Security, Support Network
Embrace a rural adventure with your best friend
Read the story of how best friends Emily and Jessica began their rural teaching adventure by landing their first jobs teaching together at the same school. From their first class as students at the University of the Sunshine Coast to making the big move to teach in a rural community, follow the journey of these two best friends and learn about the support they received from the department to help them start their teaching careers together. #teachqld #qldeducation
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
In our latest article, we follow Matt Smith on his journey from retail butcher 🔪 on the Sunshine Coast to teaching Year 4 📗 at Weipa in Far North Queensland. Matt shares why he and his family made move to a remote community, and gives his advice to people looking to carve up at their next remote teaching adventure. Wife And Kids, Young Family, Helping Children, Traffic Light, Matt Smith
It's no beef to teach remote
In our latest article, we follow Matt Smith on his journey from retail butcher 🔪 on the Sunshine Coast to teaching Year 4 📗 at Weipa in Far North Queensland. Matt shares why he and his family made move to a remote community, and gives his advice to people looking to carve up at their next remote teaching adventure.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Did you know that when you apply to teach with us, you can tell us about a teaching friend, colleague or partner and we'll work hard to place you both in the same community? In our latest article, mathematics teacher Teagan Jentz shares her experience of moving with her husband, Mitch to the rural Central Queensland community of Moranbah to take up a teaching opportunity at Moranbah State High School. #teachqld #teacherstories #inspirationalteachers High School Mathematics, Find Employment, Feeling Disconnected, Job Offer, Big Family
Get placed with your teaching pal
Did you know that when you apply to teach with us, you can tell us about a teaching friend, colleague or partner and we'll work hard to place you both in the same community? In our latest article, mathematics teacher Teagan Jentz shares her experience of moving with her husband, Mitch to the rural Central Queensland community of Moranbah to take up a teaching opportunity at Moranbah State High School. #teachqld #teacherstories #inspirationalteachers
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Our latest article is about Ruth, an English and Drama teacher, who shares how she's been able to combine her passion for improving outcomes for Indigenous people with her love of the arts. She also shares with readers why it's important for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider a teaching as a career. #deadlyteachers #teachqld #teacherinspiration #becomeateacher People, English, Teaching, News Articles, Teacher, Outcomes
Be what you want to see
Our latest article is about Ruth, an English and Drama teacher, who shares how she's been able to combine her passion for improving outcomes for Indigenous people with her love of the arts. She also shares with readers why it's important for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider a teaching as a career. #deadlyteachers #teachqld #teacherinspiration #becomeateacher
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
As an LGBTIQ+ inclusive employer, we aim to provide workplaces where all employees feel safe, valued and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Our Proud at Work workforce strategy was released in 2018 with a variety of initiatives, including the establishment of True Colours Steering Committee. We recently sat down with Beck, a member of the steering committee and teacher in Central Queensland, to talk about her experiences. Here's her story. #teachqld True Colors, Colours, Rainbow Shoes, Workforce, Committee, Beck, Inclusive
Walking in rainbow shoes out west
As an LGBTIQ+ inclusive employer, we aim to provide workplaces where all employees feel safe, valued and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Our Proud at Work workforce strategy was released in 2018 with a variety of initiatives, including the establishment of True Colours Steering Committee. We recently sat down with Beck, a member of the steering committee and teacher in Central Queensland, to talk about her experiences. Here's her story. #teachqld
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
Have you ever wondered what it's like to teach in a remote school? Wonder no more! We recently had a chat with Ellie, who is currently teaching in the remote Indigenous community of Aurukun to get the lowdown on her experience so far. Spoiler alert: she loved it! #teachqld Indigenous Community, Spoiler Alert, S Stories, Ellie, Love Her, Remote, Wonder
What it's like to teach in a remote school
Have you ever wondered what it's like to teach in a remote school? Wonder no more! We recently had a chat with Ellie, who is currently teaching in the remote Indigenous community of Aurukun to get the lowdown on her experience so far. Spoiler alert: she loved it! #teachqld
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
As a beginning teacher, Sam shares her tips for teachers starting their career in remote schools. Career Growth, Career Goals, Career Opportunities, Teacher Themes, First Year Teachers, Future Career, Career Development, Wasting Time, Schools
Sam's advice for starting out as a teacher
As a beginning teacher, Sam shares her tips for teachers starting their career in remote schools.
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TeachQueensland
Lauren put her love of health and wellbeing into practice as a Health and Physical Education (HPE) teacher over the past 13 years. Health And Physical Education, Health And Wellbeing, Kayaking, Physics, The Past, Practice
Turn your passion into your profession
Lauren put her love of health and wellbeing into practice as a Health and Physical Education (HPE) teacher over the past 13 years.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
With its laid-back lifestyle and a traffic-free commute, teaching in rural Queensland can be even more rewarding for teachers who want to make a difference. Monique found that taking a job in a rural community was the best decision as she now enjoys a rewarding lifestyle with her family. Music Teacher, Monique, Rural, Traffic, Deliver, Job
Going rural delivers rewarding lifestyle
With its laid-back lifestyle and a traffic-free commute, teaching in rural Queensland can be even more rewarding for teachers who want to make a difference. Monique found that taking a job in a rural community was the best decision as she now enjoys a rewarding lifestyle with her family.
TeachQueensland
TeachQueensland
From the very beginning of her teaching degree, Mikayla Mason was thinking about how she could best set herself up for employment as a graduate teacher. First Year Teaching, Employment, Mason, One
Mikayla's first year teaching adventure
From the very beginning of her teaching degree, Mikayla Mason was thinking about how she could best set herself up for employment as a graduate teacher.
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TeachQueensland