Published on August 11, 2020

A whitepaper commissioned from TES and Smart Education which surveyed teachers from across Australia found that the shift to online teaching and learning during COVID-19 showed an increase in teacher stress and anxiety – but the report also highlighted positive aspects around increased student ownership of their learning. 

TES and Smart Education contacted me about the findings of the report for my insights as a school leader. What remains clear to me from the findings was the requirement of a two-way communication process as staff adjusted to online learning.

At HVGS, we took on feedback from teachers regardless of how positive or negative and acknowledged that some would struggle with the move to online learning. What we found most valuable was explicit, steady instruction from the leadership team about our response and approaches.

You can read my comments and the white paper here: Education through Covid-19 school closures in Australia: lessons learned from online educational delivery