Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Engaging students in literature

About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher librarian acknowledges the importance of incorporating a variety of strategies to engage students in meaningful learning tasks. She works with the library team to plan, implement and evaluate learning tasks that cater for the specific learning needs of a range of children. She values planning with the library team and other teachers to establish the routines, rules and expectations that create shared understandings and responsibility in students.

Standard 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.2
Manage classroom activities
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Model and share with colleagues a flexible repertoire of strategies for classroom management to ensure all students are engaged in purposeful activities.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.2
Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Work with colleagues to plan, evaluate and modify learning and teaching programs to create productive learning environments that engage all students.
  1. How do you support colleagues to ensure all students are supported and engaged in their learning?
  2. Why is it important to collaboratively plan, evaluate and modify learning and teaching programs in this context?
St Francis of Assisi Primary School
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Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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St Francis of Assisi Primary School is located north of Melbourne and has over 900 students enrolled in prep to year 6. Over 50 per cent of students speak English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D), and 46 countries are represented within the school population. The library is staffed with 1 fulltime teacher librarian, one 0.7 teacher librarian and a fulltime library technician. Volunteer parents are also involved with the day-to-day tasks of borrowing, returns and processing of resources.

Content provider
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

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