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Edition #1

HOW DO I GET STARTED

This first edition of the Graduate Teacher Learning Series is designed to give you practical, topical advice on how to set up your classroom, approach assessment and access resources and advice that are relevant to you.

PUBLISHED DATE: 20 February 2019

THE TEACHING YEAR

In this edition Belinda talks about the challenges of being a new teacher and talks about the importance of taking the time to get to know your students and their families at the start of the year

FEATURE ARTICLES:

In each edition we will feature articles written by various authors around three key areas.

1. Student Engagement as a Behaviour Management Strategy

2. Teacher Wellbeing & Resilience

3. Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning

The three feature articles for this edition can be accessed from the links below.

ESTABLISHING CLASSROOM ROUTINES & RITUALS

FOCUS AREA: Student Engagement as a Behaviour Management Strategy

By: Jane Langley – Leading Teacher, Hamilton North Primary School

“In this article Jane Langley focuses on how establishing consistent routines and procedures can help you and the students you teach.  In it she focuses on how having predictable patterns in place will allow you as a graduate teacher to develop a safe, supportive and environment that is conducive to learning.”

WHAT HAVE I SIGNED UP FOR?

FOCUS AREA: Teacher Wellbeing & Resilience

By: Michael Victory & Kate Chinner – Executive Director & Project Officer, Teacher Learning Network

“Like all teachers, graduate teachers are learners. Your own approach to learning, how you create the conditions for optimum learning and, and how you enable your students to take responsibility for their own learning will all have a big impact on how your students learn and how you yourself grow and thrive professionally.”

USING ASSESSMENT TO IMPROVE LEARNING.

FOCUS AREA: Using Formative Assessment to improve student learning.

By: Chris Allen, Graduate Teacher in the Primary Education Sector.

At the start of each school year we need to get to know a new class.  We need to identify where the students are at. Assessment helps with this process.”

MAKING THE MOST OF MENTOR CONVERSATIONS

Susan Vissenjoux (AP Noble Park Primary School) explores examples and practical tips for graduates and their mentors.

UNDERSTANDING THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

Kate Chinner (Project Officer TLN) helps you navigate the first few weeks.

WHAT WORKED FOR ME

Noah Kim (Featherbrook College) is beginning the 2nd year of teaching after graduating from RMIT Brunswick in 2017

Feedback?

The Learning Series is designed for you, the Graduates and it is important that you provide feedback and share your ideas so that we can continue to develop and improve the content for our future issues.

Your feedback drives the ways in which we plan and present the content in each edition so please take the time to share your thoughts and ideas and play a role in driving this program.