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1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and

characteristics of students
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specic learning needs
of students across the full range of abilities.
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
4.1 Support student participation
I believe I need to develop my knowledge and understanding
of physical, social and intellectual development and how
these factors may effect a students learning. I am attending a
six week practicum soon which I believe will help me develop
understanding of this substandard. So far I havent had a
chance to explore developmental characteristics to be able to
say that I have an understanding of them. However within
this classroom there are three students who are on the
spectrum. I believe through this experience I will gain a
deeper understanding of how students learning may be
effected. I believe at the end of the experience I will
successfully be able to say that I have knowledge of this
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and
socioeconomic backgrounds
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people to promote reconciliation between
Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
As a teacher it is important to be able to successfully
implement, plan and teach a whole range of students from
different backgrounds. So far I have only been exposed to
well off environments. My aim for developing this
substandard is to spend time within low SES schools. To take
action and succeed in this substandard I plan on working or
volunteering in a school that presents the opportunity to work
with a diverse range of students with differing cultural and
linguistic backgrounds.
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2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies As an extension of my education I have taken part in an
extra subject. The focus area is that of middle school
mathematics. I have two out of four subjects to complete.
When completed I will be able to use the title of a middle
school mathematics specialist. I believe by taking part and
furthering my education and knowledge I will have a deep
understanding of implementing successful teaching
strategies within the classroom.
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
I feel as though I am not condent when using and
implementing ICT in the classroom. My aim to succeed and
generate understanding of this substandard is to seek out
and take part in professional development days that are
orientated around the use of ICT. Students are becoming
more and more technologically minded and savvy. Alongside
this I need to make sure students are aware of how to use
ICT safely and responsibly, not only in the classroom but also
outside the school environment. I believe that this will be an
ongoing learning process. One in which I hold great priority
towards my development.
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs I believe I have an understanding that to successfully create
lesson sequences I need to have knowledge of student
learning, the content and teaching strategies. However I
believe I can further progress my knowledge before moving
onto a procient level. I plan to gain further knowledge by
immersing myself into classroom environments that provide
me with diverse whole planning opportunities.
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3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs I believe this substandard will be an ongoing learning
process for me. To develop this substandard further I aim to
continue practicing reection. As a professional I need to
critically reect upon myself as as a learner and on the
implemented teaching programs. I need to constantly be
aware of how to improve student learning. Through critical
reection I believe this substandard will be achieved.
3.7 Engage parents/ carers in the educative process One strategy I hope to implement into the classroom is an
open door policy. I wish to create supportive connections
between parents and carers. Part of this connection will be a
take home diary. This diary will be taken home once a week.
I aim to write comments into the diary, directed towards the
individual student. I hope to take notes on concepts that
students understood and took part in well, struggles and
behavior. I believe it is important to create an open and
respected relationship. Parents and carers need to be aware
and have knowledge of what is being taught within the
classroom. If any worries or queries arise, parents and carers
are always able to get in touch, therefore being involved in
the educative process.
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4.3 Manage challenging behaviour Whilst on a prac, I was able to implement a successful whole
class behaviour management system. I feel as though I have
knowledge in developing strategies for whole class settings.
However I feel as though my knowledge concerning students
who need individual behaviour strategies is lacking. I aim to
gain full understanding and knowledge of this substandard by
taking part in my next practicum experience. I am aware that
I need to create individual behaviour plans for three students.
Working with these students to discover the best way in
which to support them will provide me with full understanding
of this substandard.
4.4 Maintain student safety I believe I need to work on this substandard to gain full
comprehension. My aim is to seek advice from my
colleagues. With cohesion from colleagues about different
strategies I will be able to demonstrate understanding of this
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning On my next practicum experience I am given the chance to
plan, create, implement, teach, evaluate, reect and report
on a unit of work. I believe from this experience I will be able
to broaden my knowledge on the importance of giving timely
feedback about their learning. I aim to present students with
progressive and constructive reports.
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5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements To gain an understanding of this substandard I have attended
CTJ moderation days. I understand how important it is to
evaluate and moderate students work. As a future teacher I
will be using these days to conrm that what I am teaching,
how im teaching it and how the students respond to the
learning is appropriate. However before these moderation
days arise I aim to collaboratively monitor and work with
surrounding teachers. By doing this I believe I will be able to
successfully demonstrate this substandard.
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader
For me to successfully demonstrate these substandards I
plan and aim on taking part in ongoing future personal
development days. These will be a constant area of
development. Initially I will seek these through the school that
I receive a placement at. This will then help me broaden my
knowledge and I will be able to source these development
days for myself.
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning To continue my understanding of professional learning and
the implications for student learning I aim to progress through
to the next level and show my knowledge and understanding
of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. This
will be an ongoing learning experience which I hope I
eventually achieve.