Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

‘Who am I?’ puzzles


About this Illustration of Practice

Here, the graduate teacher outlines her plans for an English lesson about fairy tales and nursery rhymes. In teaching these, she uses language appropriate to her students’ language levels. She experiments with group work and technologies to deepen their understanding and to engage them in the learning. In a later reflection following the lesson, she expresses confidence in her choice of resources to support her teaching.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.4
Select and use resources
Career stage
Graduate
Descriptor
Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.3
Use teaching strategies
Career stage
Graduate
Descriptor
Include a range of teaching strategies.
  1. How have you used a range of resources to engage students in learning?
  2. Why do you think it is important to plan for learning using a range of resources, including ICT?
  3. What kinds of resources would you like to include in your future teaching?
Learning area
English
Year level
Year 1
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
ACELT1581
School
St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School
Queensland
Year level
Year 1
Related subject
English
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Non Government
School location
Metropolitan
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As part of a wider introduction to, and study of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, the graduate teacher deepens her students’ understanding of character and narrative through experiential learning. She divides the class into small groups, where each student must select a prop and be photographed for a ‘Who am I?’ puzzle. Each digital photo is displayed on the IWB during the class. The teacher reflects that the use of ICT increased student engagement and provides opportunities for the reuse of learning outputs at a later stage.

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Organisation
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

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