The leadership team at Suncoast Christian College in Queensland has been working hard to open up classrooms, encourage greater sharing of practice, and make the shift to a more collaborative model of planning, teaching and assessment. We find out more from Principal Greg Mattiske and Director of Teaching and Learning Haley Whitfield.
Year 10 gifted and talented students at St Matthews Catholic School in regional New South Wales collaborated with academics at the University of Sydney on a research project. In today’s episode we speak with Professor Patrick Brennan and Brooke Colley about how the collaborative nature of this project strengthened students’ STEM skills in areas like data analysis, experimentation and scientific writing.
Many experienced teachers will have had to draw on their knowledge of good classroom practice to navigate the move to remote teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for beginner teachers like Savannah Epskamp, starting a teaching career in the middle of the pandemic was a whole unique challenge in itself.
Staff at Epsom Primary School implemented a team teaching model when they moved into their new campus in 2018. However, after coming across a Teacher podcast on co-teaching, they began the process of transitioning to co-teaching which has improved staff efficacy.
Year 4 teacher Andrew Noordhoff shares the success of an inquiry-based Mathematics lesson sequence he recently team taught. He discusses how he led students through the lesson, where some struggled and what elements of the lesson were effective.
Principal Gail Smith discusses how co-teaching has improved outcomes for students at her school, how trusting co-teacher relationships are maintained and some possible hurdles to adopting the process.
In today’s article, Katherine Stennett from Mother Teresa Primary in Westmead discusses the school’s approach to inquiry learning for both students and staff, and how it works in practice.
In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Katherine Stennett about how learning at Mother Teresa Primary is driven by students and their interests, and how staff work together to develop units of work based on this approach.
In today’s Q&A we speak to three teachers from Fairholme College in Queensland about how they’ve been using real world scenarios and a team teaching approach to STEAM learning.
Gunbalanya School, on the edge of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, is jointly led by an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Principal. In today’s article we find out more about this successful co-principalship model.