Australian Teacher Standards – Professional Engagement
Engaging with the community is a key way for teachers to learn and build relationships that benefit their practice.
Australian Teacher Standards – Professional Practice
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers contains three domains. These are broad descriptions of what teachers do all across Australia. The second of these domains is Professional…
Australian Teacher Standards – Professional Knowledge
The Professional Knowledge domain of the APST describes all of the things that teachers need to know and learn to be able to do their job.
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – Domains.
There are three domains in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and they are the broadest categories to describe what the standards are about.
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Terminology explained
There are a lot of terms associated with the Australian Teacher Standards. Understanding these terms is the first step to understanding the APST themselves.
Lesson Observations – Common Questions and Concerns for Teachers.
Having a lesson observation fills many teachers with anxiety. Here are a couple of common questions and concerns that teachers have about lesson observations.
What Does it Mean to be a Lead Teacher?
The APST outline four career stages, of which Lead Teacher is the highest. Lead Teachers are expected to have a significant role in school improvement.
Student Work as Evidence – How Teachers can Delve Deeper.
Student work is the best evidence we have of student learning. We can use grades to see how our students are doing, but this only gives us part of the picture.
The CARES Model – Storytelling as Evidence for Teachers.
The CARES model is a way of telling a story. We collect test scores, attendance data, and behaviour records, but these are never going to give the full picture.
Using Emails as Evidence for your Teaching Portfolio
All teachers need to collect evidence of their teaching practice. Emails are a written record of your communication, so are perfect for your portfolio.