What challenges face outback teachers?

Someone posted the attached image and I think it is really important to address. We don’t want to sugar coat what can be a very challenging teaching journey. We want new remote teachers going out prepared, confident and experience success… because your success= student success. Context Every community is different-

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New contract to teach in a remote community?

Have you just got a teaching contract for this term in a remote outback community school? First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! This is a huge and exciting move for you. I remember the holidays before I moved remote. I searched the library, articles, internet and social media for any extra skerrick

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Safe4Kids- Protective Behaviours

We were able to do a podcast interview with the amazing Holly-Ann from Safe4Kids about Protective Behaviours and Protective Education. Holly-Ann delivers workshops, professional development, programs and more on consent, sex education, protective education for remote outback communities Australia wide. Listen to the podcast, download it for your long drives

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Teacher accreditation- professional development maintenance

Can The Remote Teacher courses and memberships be used for professional development maintenance hours to count towards my teacher accreditation? Completing the our online courses and memberships will provide self-identified elective professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining graduate standard. Remember to record your professional development on

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Engagement in Outback Classrooms

This week the amazing members inside the Thrive Intensive are learning and collaborating about engagement in their future outback classrooms. If our students aren’t engaged our students are able to effectively retain information. In remote communities your students might vote with their feet- if they aren’t engaged in your lessons

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Trauma Informed Teaching in Remote Classrooms

This week members in the Thrive Intensive are learning and collaborating around becoming trauma informed and catering for special needs in remote communities. Our First Nations Australians have tens of thousands of years- or back to Creation- of intergenerational strengths. They also have over two hundred years of intergenerational trauma.

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Outback Teachers and Culture

Members in our Thrive Intensive are learning about culture awareness and culturally appropriate learning this week. Being culturally aware and delivering culturally appropriate learning is so important as remote outback teachers. You are living and working with people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is a big learning curve.

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1965 Freedom Ride for Remote Teachers

As remote teachers we have a responsibility to be life long learners. We must learn about and start a journey of understanding. A good teacher in remote communities has a broad knowledge of First Nations history and can use this knowledge to enhance their instruction in the classroom. The 1965

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Behaviour Management in Outback Classrooms

Members in the Thrive Intensive this week are looking at ways to proactively improve behaviour and in turn increase learning and connection in their classroom. There is so much that goes into encouraging appropriate behaviours, discouraging negative behaviours and creating safe places of learning. It all starts with relationships, routines

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