3 JUNE 2019
In 2019, 3,500 graduate teachers joined the teaching profession in Victoria. During the first two years, a graduate teacher undergoes enormous growth.
The Department of Education and Training (DET) has developed a number of resources to assist graduate teachers through this period. A consistent and thorough approach to induction supports a graduate teacher to develop strong relationships with students and colleagues, while building their pedagogical knowledge and experience.
The following resources have been developed to support government teachers and schools, but are equally as applicable to the independent and Catholic education sectors as they highlight best practice.
Induction Support Materials
Graduate teacher guidance is available when starting a new job in a government school. Induction and mentoring support materials include
- induction guidelines and checklists for school leaders and graduate teachers
- a refreshed teacher induction intranet page (requires Edumail logon - Government teachers only)
- case studies, including a focus on graduate teacher orientation, professional identity, professional practice and wellbeing
- a Mentoring Capability Framework to support effective mentoring relationships.
For more information, see: Starting a job in a government school (induction)
Graduate Teacher Learning Series
The Graduate Teacher Learning Series is an online magazine and podcast for graduate teachers. Its focus is based on
- teacher wellbeing and resilience
- student engagement as a behaviour management strategy
- using formative assessment to improve student learning.
A combination of evidence-based information, practical strategies and graduate voice, the learning series builds on existing resources to make clear connections with existing programs and initiatives, delivered over a teacher’s calendar year and distributed via the In Our Classrooms newsletter throughout 2019.
For more information, see: Graduate Teacher Learning Series