Friday, 31 Jan 2020

Undertaking professional learning is a new year's resolution worth keeping.

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, there’s a whole year of teaching ahead and you may be wondering how you’re ever going to survive.

Here are our tips for starting 2020 with a bang.

Push yourself beyond your comfort zone

Monotony is a slow killer. Whatever your profession, it can start to feel repetitive and routine after a while. In order to shake off those feelings and keep things fresh, it’s important to try new things and push yourself outside your comfort zone.

Professional learning is a great way to challenge yourself. ACER’s professional learning courses equip you with real-world skills that give you a competitive edge over your peers and help you fine-tune your teaching skills.

Whether you’re new to the teaching world and looking to progress your career, or you’re a seasoned teacher with years of experience under your belt, everyone can benefit from professional learning.

Set yourself resolutions and commit to them

Most of us set resolutions for the new year, usually around losing weight or clearing debt or travelling more. However, if you want to propel yourself further in your field, it’s important to set your sights on some career goals too.

What new skills would you like to acquire? What did you put off last year that you could focus on in 2020?

Now is the perfect time to ask yourself these questions, and to sign up for professional learning to advance your career.

Ensure your career goals are SMART

It’s easy to start the year full of enthusiasm but lose motivation as the weeks go by. In order to stay on track with your career goals, make sure they are SMART.

Your career goals should be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time bound.

Professional learning ticks all of these boxes. It helps you to clarify your career goals, focus on how to achieve them and stay motivated along the way.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

ACER offers a range of professional learning courses to help teachers progress their careers and become education leaders.

Our Graduate Certificate in Education – Assessment of Student Learning is one of our most popular online, part-time courses, but there are all sorts of other options available, including a range of PAT-specific courses to suit every level of skill and experience.

Registrations are open now. Check out ACER's upcoming professional learning opportunities and register today!