Peter White

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The powerful role a teacher plays in the life of school communities and in the lives of students is a central premise of Dr James Pietsch’s book Character Reborn: A philosophy of Christian Education. Helpfully he offers the reader, particularly Christian educators, answers to the broader purpose of education and the formation of students.

Just prior to delivering the talks at Moore Theological College, Dr Guthrie was asked to take part in a live interview on The Pastor’s Heart.

Educators are regularly reported as belonging to the one of the most stressful occupations. The effects of stress are leading to low teacher retention rates and a high prevalence of burnout. There has to be a better way! How can teachers set about reducing their feelings of burnout and improve motivation and work engagement?

There’s nothing that strikes more fear into most than knowing you have to have a difficult conversation with someone. For teachers these conversations are unavoidable, whether it be with a student, parent or another staff member. Most people seem to struggle to step into these situations with any degree of confidence, least of all with the hope of resolution and a positive outcome. So how can we have difficult conversations that are mutually edifying and resolve any tensions or difficulty?

Anglican EdComm is delighted announce that we will partnering with Growth Coaching International (GCI) to bring customised, high quality professional learning programs to our members in 2018.

Anglican EdComm launched the Aspiring Leaders Network in August 2017. We were pleased to have Emeritus Professor Patrick Duignan deliver the keynote address entitled Leading with Influence: The Power of Presence, Positive Relationships and Collective Responsibility.

 

He has been described as a ‘guru’ by Professor John Hattie. No matter what you think of him, Pasi Sahlberg definitely has some helpful insights into education globally. His experience as a teacher and then system leader in Finland, alongside his international work means that people sit up and take notice when he speaks.

Anglican EdComm, the Education Commission of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney has announced the appointment of Stephen Kinsella as its next Executive Director. Mr Kinsella, who is currently Headmaster of The Illawarra Grammar School will take up his new appointment in early 2018.