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#1 ~~~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

I was thinking about this the other day. I'm not a teacher, but being a parent, I find EB to be a wealth of information (some good and some.... er... well.... laughing2.gif ).

I was wondering if there are forums for teachers? Anyone know? When you have a teaching issue that you may not necessarily be able to talk to your own colleagues about, what do you do?

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#2 Lyn29

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

I used to go on this one quite a bit: http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/ I don't know of any very active Australian forums; most of them are just ads for overseas jobs.

#3 ~~~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thanks Lyn, I was wondering if they existed. I've seen such amazing parenting support on here at various times, made me think about people in certain professions and if they have equivalent outlets and support. Its always interesting to see teachers put their input into the threads here too original.gif

Edited by ~~~, 13 December 2012 - 09:05 PM.


#4 Expelliarmus

Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:45 AM

The outlets and support are not in the form of online communities, but they do exist.

The thing is with parenting, you can get a bit isolated at home doing your thing with your kid ... just you and the baby ... you need a social outlet and EB fulfils it nicely.

When you are working as a teacher you are usually working with a colleague or 2 from whom you can seek support etc. Education Departments also have counselling and support services and a lot of discussion and so forth can be had at Training Sessions. I have found the ones run by the AEU have been excellent for this. There are also expert teachers who inform us of 'what's going on' or other relevant information.

#5 Dionysus

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:57 AM

Online support discussions between teachers could be a little ... stilted. We obviously can't give out too many details.

It sometimes takes me ages to craft a response in a teacher thread, as I don't want to be too specific and give out too many identifying details!

There are some online forums to share resources though.

#6 Ritaroo

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:05 AM

In Queensland, there are a number of discussion lists you can belong which can be helpful. I belong to a P-3 discussion list and many people share resources, planning or just offer advice about topics.

#7 ~~~

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Thanks guys original.gif

#8 Kalota

Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

I'm a teacher, and I've been on the constant look-out for a forum for teacher stuff but haven't had much luck. When I first started teaching I really thought it would be a good idea to get tips/advice but most of the forums I joined ended up being incredibly inactive OR too American/British to relate to the Australian education system! So if anyone finds one... let me know Tounge1.gif

ETA: Thankfully my colleagues are very open and supportive, so if I have a teaching issue I usually talk to them about it original.gif But if I really can't, there are lots of supportive outlets... such as the union, if you are a member. Not really any public internet forums, though.

Edited by Kalota, 14 December 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#9 désir d'amour

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

"Teachers should marry teachers.... That way when your partner comes home to find you sucking the wine stains from the carpet, all they'll say is  "Move on over honey..."

#10 ~~~

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 14/12/2012, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Teachers should marry teachers.... That way when your partner comes home to find you sucking the wine stains from the carpet, all they'll say is  "Move on over honey..."


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#11 Lyn29

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 14/12/2012, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Teachers should marry teachers.... That way when your partner comes home to find you sucking the wine stains from the carpet, all they'll say is  "Move on over honey..."

Thank you for the first serious laugh I've had all day!

#12 désir d'amour

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (Lyn630 @ 15/12/2012, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you for the first serious laugh I've had all day!



Got that one from a great guest lecturer original.gif

Author of Teach More, Manage Less  (or something like that)

#13 Kalota

Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

Yep! Behind every successful student lies a very knackered teacher.




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