We don’t have to tell you that teacher and school administration workloads are increasing. But the trend doesn’t have to continue in this way.
If the global Coronavirus Pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that educators already at breaking point, as evidenced in recent years in New Zealand have minimal reserves for extra pressures.
The additional responsibilities that are being asked of teachers right across the world are coming at the expense of professional development opportunities and what they do best: teaching. The good news is there are many options for schools to reduce teacher workloads without compromising on what needs to get done.
At the core of this solution is technology but simply introducing technology is not an effective means to an end. There needs to be a considered approach to ensure the processes that a school has refined over many years of experience can be faithfully replicated in an online environment.
That’s why we’ve come up with an eGuide, How to reduce teacher workloads, to share wisdom that we’ve learnt and that other schools have shared with us.