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1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

While many interpret this as differentiating learning for those who are working below their year level or who have learning difficulties, this is not the case.

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1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Supporting First Nations students is a key priority of school systems across Australia, and our schools are a key part of nationwide Reconciliation efforts.

1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Students with different backgrounds respond differently to teaching strategies. Knowing the best strategies to teach your students is a key part of teaching.

1.2 Understand how students learn.

The science of learning is always developing. If you’ve been in a school for a while you will know there is always something new that educators are focusing on.

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1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students.

It is important for educators to understand how the brain grows and changes so that they can work with these changes to help young people develop

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APST 7: Engage Professionally with Colleagues, Parents/Carers and the Community.

This standard is all about how you engage with other colleagues, organisations, schools and systems to provide the best education for your students.

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APST 6: Engage in Professional Learning.

This standard is about continuously improving practice by seeking out professional learning opportunities and applying what you have learnt in the classroom.

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APST 5: Assess, Provide Feedback and Report on Student Learning.

This standard is about how you judge your students’ learning, give them feedback to continue learning, and report on learning to see broader trends.

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APST 4: Create and Maintain Supportive and Safe Learning Environments.

This standard covers all of the parts of your in-class teaching that you can’t plan for, from responding to students’ needs to managing behaviour.

APST 3: Plan For and Implement Effective Teaching and Learning.

This standard covers how you teach in your classroom, from the planning and resourcing of your lessons to the teaching strategies that you use.