Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Explicit instruction


About this Illustration of Practice

A teacher focuses on developing a positive learning environment and high expectations for success with his students in a composite class at Kubin Village State School. The teacher models the learning process for students by using an 'I do, we do, you do' strategy and emphasises the importance of providing students with purposeful and understandable feedback to support achievement. In the 'you do' phase the teacher uses an online resource to differentiate teaching to meet individual student strengths and needs.

Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.4
Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Career stage
Proficient
Descriptor
Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Other descriptors
Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.5
Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
Career stage
Proficient
Descriptor
Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
Standard 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.1
Support student participation
Career stage
Proficient
Descriptor
Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.
  1. How do you select content, resources and approaches to target the needs of individual students across the full range of abilities?
  2. What strategies do you use to develop positive relationships with and high expectations of all students?
School
Tagai State College (Kubin Village Campus)
Queensland
Year level
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Related subject
English
Mathematics
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Government
School location
Remote

Kubin Village State School is a Pre-Prep to year 7 school located on Moa Island in the central western area of the Torres Strait. The Campus is part of Tagai State College, which has 17 campuses across 15 islands. The students attending the school are Torres Strait Islanders. The Kubin Campus works with the Torres Strait Islanders Regional Education Council, the local community, neighbouring island schools and Education Queensland to establish a culture of respect, success and adventurous learning.

Content provider
Organisation
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

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