Every teacher that I spoke to, from young HASS teachers to senior Maths teachers, were all interested in doing this well. The main barrier was fear.
Effective communication is a crucial component of teaching. It allows teachers to share information, give feedback, and build relationships with their students.
Teachers use many planning documents to ensure that they are prepared for each lesson and that each lesson fits into the bigger picture.
Developing learning goals for your students at the right level for them is a real skill. It takes some time, training and practice to get the balance right.
A wide range of digital platforms are available for teachers to use that can support student learning and enable teachers to track student progress easily.
It is important to remember that improving literacy and numeracy is every teacher’s job, not only the English and Maths teachers.
This is a key priority for schools across Australia and so is embedded in our professional standards, as well as our Australian Curriculum.
The descriptors under this focus area talk about learning programs, but the core of this focus area is how you build assessment into your teaching.
Knowing how to structure and sequence a learning program is an important skill for a teacher and can greatly impact the efficacy of their teaching.
As a teacher, you need to understand the content you are teaching well enough to foresee the obstacles your students will face and plan accordingly.