TEACHING FOR IMPACT
EFFECTIVE TEACHERS BELIEVE…
- They can unlock the learning potential of every student
- They have the responsibility to evaluate the impact of their practice and seek to improve
- In inclusion and value student diversity
- Student wellbeing and engagement are essential to student achievement
- They share the responsibility for student success with schools, families and the broader community
- In equity and reconciliation
- In preparing students to become their own teachers and successful life-long learners
EFFECTIVE TEACHERS KNOW…
- Themselves – They are culturally responsive and critically reflect on their own cultural background, values and beliefs. They use this knowledge to respond to the diverse needs, backgrounds and experiences of all students.
- Their Students – They understand that students come from a diverse range of linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds who have varied strengths, interests and needs. They know how students learn and how to teach students to process, recognise, remember and transfer learning.
- The Curriculum – They understand the Western Australian curriculum content and the knowledge, skills and understandings students need to master at each stage of learning. They know how to develop teaching and learning programs that address the learning needs of their students.
- What Works Best – They draw on a range of evidence-based instructional strategies, understand which have the greatest impact and when to evaluate the impact of their choices on student wellbeing, engagement, progress and achievement.
EFFECTIVE TEACHERS DO