These guidelines apply everywhere around our Community Hub - they’re our shared contract with each other. Please make sure you read and understand them.
If you need assistance viewing or interpreting these guidelines, get in touch with the TFA team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This community stands by the following shared values and principles:
- Get there together. We encourage and support each other, and give as much as we take.
- Share generously. Your ideas and experiences may be exactly what another member needs to hear today to solve a problem or seize an opportunity.
- Diversity is a superpower. Diverse voices and perspectives elevate our practice and enrich this community.
- Practice curiosity. The TFA community is about helping each other grow and challenging each other. Ask anything!
- Pay it forward when you’re contributing. How can what you ask, answer or share make the TFA better over time.
- Offer feedback. If you have ideas about how to make the community a better, more valuable place, let us know so we can work on it.
- Safety is paramount. We don’t accept content or behaviour that degrades our shared experience of community or risks harming others. We’re collectively accountable for holding a psychologically and culturally safe space for our members.
- You're repping the community. Though this is largely private space for TFA community members to gather, learn, share knowledge and take action together, remember each of us is an ambassador for TFA and the community overall. Don't do anything that would endanger the reputation of your fellow members or the TFA organisation as a whole.
Membership in this community means signing up to support one another as best we all can, while we're working through learning, working on our practice, or making change happen.
Support can be practical, such as sharing information or resources. Support can also be emotional, such as letting someone know we've been there too if they're facing a challenge. We cheer each other on, share generously wherever we can, and practice empathy.
While peer support is an important part of the TFA community, we’re not counselors or medical professionals. Make sure you seek professional help if you need it (we can connect you with resources if you’re unsure where to look).
Posting in the right place
Before you post, check that you’re posting to the right part of the community. This will help to keep discussions relevant and you’re most likely to get the responses you want.
We might need to move a post or may ask you to share it in a different spot. Don’t be concerned. Our different Hub areas keep the community organised and make it easier to find information.
Things that aren’t OK
- Cruelty, bullying, harassment or threatening behaviour
- Intolerance for differences of opinion, belief and perspective
- Hate speech or discrimination
- Impersonating other people or organisations
- Breaching privacy or confidence by sharing personally identifying information about yourself or others
- Offering advice about a regulated industry (such as health, the law or finance)
- Graphic or prohibited content
- Research or recruitment without permission
- Posting material you’re not permitted to share or breaching copyrights
- Using the Hub for anything illegal
This community Hub is all about honest conversation and knowledge sharing, which will include debates, disagreements and occasionally negative experiences. Particularly if discussing schools, departments or other organisations, take care to keep things civil and constructive.
Advertising and promotion
This is a knowledge sharing community, and we welcome the sharing of general information, resources, events, publications and anything else relevant to the practice and experiences of TFA community members.
However, we ask that you refrain from sharing content which can be considered unsolicited advertising or promotion of a business you may own or have a commercial interest in, revenue-generating activities, or content which misleads users regarding a single solution at the expense of others. If in doubt, please email email@example.com to request more guidance or permission for a post.
This is a professional community and most people will use their offline names in this space. We also share things about ourselves, our practice and our lives in the course of learning and working together. Take care not to share anything you are uncomfortable having posted on a public forum. If discussing schools, classrooms or other third party individuals, you must always honour confidentiality, privacy legislation and not disclose personally identifying information. If unsure, ask us before you share.
The Hub is moderated to ensure a safe and healthy space for all our members.
Our moderation team may need to remove or edit posts or content that don’t adhere to these guidelines, or for other reasons not listed here.
We may step in to help resolve a conflict, and we may need to temporarily restrict someone’s access to the community or terminate their account.
If you see something you think breaches these Community Guidelines, or needs the attention of moderators, use the flag on the content to Mark as Inappropriate to let us know about it. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns.
If you are part of any group or program that has its own protocols or codes of conduct (such as our studying in our Associate Program, or being a member of TFA Staff), remember these apply here too.
Members are only permitted one account each. If you’re having trouble accessing your account, please contact us rather than creating a new one.
If you are not required to use the Hub as part of your participation with TFA, you can choose to retire your account at any time. Please note that any content you shared before leaving will remain in the Hub. If there is something you are concerned about remaining public, contact us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to assist.