In what has been a challenging year so far, it is especially important that you look after yourself and that we look out for one another. Here are some resources on how to take care of your emotional and physical health and wellbeing going forward.
Prepare for teaching at home
The department has prepared a few resources to help you navigate teaching at home:
- Find guidelines and department support for working from home (staff only).
- To build your confidence in teaching online participate in professional learning sessions or view recordings on Learning on demand.
- Connect with colleagues from across the state in our statewide staffrooms.
- Read more information on how to work flexibly from home.
Set up your environment for teaching at home
Since you won't have your classroom to go to every day, you'll need a comfortable and practical area to work in during the day. Your workspace should have:
- plenty of light, without bright lights shining into your camera
- clear walls, with no reflective surfaces
- a desk for your computer.
Try to set up somewhere:
- quiet and echo-free
- away from visible corridors or open spaces.
This space doesn’t need to be permanently devoted to teaching, but it should be available during your teaching hours each day.
Support student wellbeing
Information for teachers to use to support students and their wellbeing as they return to full-time schooling.
Talking to students about coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF 397KB)