Series: Teacher Professional Development
It's easy for a teacher to assume that all his or her students learn in the same way but the truth is that there is a multitude of different learning styles, characterised by three main types: auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. In this programme we explore these different styles; observe students and teachers in action; learn how to employ techniques and strategies that cater for the variety of learning styles; and see and hear about current best practice. The programme provides practical advice to assist teachers in broadening their own teaching practice and enhancing the learning experiences of all their students. Show Less
This video gives practical advice on how to adapt resources to use in every classroom.
This video gives strategies on how use the news to connect students to the world around them and to what is going on in the classroom.
This video gives educators strategies on how to use technology to connect classrooms across schools, districts and borders.
This video gives educators strategies to help them build their own community of practice.
With digital disruption changing the way we all access and disseminate information, recent changes to the legal framework for copyright with more to come, and the importance of academic integrity in the spotlight, teachers need to be tech-savvy and informed on the subject of copyright. This resource is designed to assist teachers to both understand copyright and piracy and teach their students about it, promote academic integrity and good digital citizenship in the classroom and beyond, and minimise unauthorised streaming and downloading that uses valuable school bandwidth. Show Less
This videos explores the important role stories have in helping educators connect and learn from other professionals, and strategies to tell engaging stories from your classroom.
Visual, immediate and involving - everything positive reinforcement and effective classroom management should be! Miss Reegi provides a system that is simple, that manages as well as rewards, and (best of all) promotes 'buy-in'. Inclusive and engaging, our 'Wonderful Twos' will reach those certain students who don't always make the best decisions, as well the ones who always DO! Show Less
Collaboration skills are vital for any 21st century citizen. This video explains what collaborations skills are and gives tips on how educators can introduce and integrate collaboration throughout their teaching practice.
We define and explain what communication is in relation to the four C's of 21st century learning, and help your students communicate effectively within the classroom and the world beyond.
This programme is designed to assist teachers in understanding the process of counselling in secondary schools. It begins with a definition of counselling and then goes on to explain the counselling process followed by a basic description of the variety of skills a counsellor needs in order to work effectively with a young person. This programme is also designed to assist teachers in understanding the process of adolescence itself and those developmental tasks that the young person will inevitably need to successfully negotiate during his or her high school years. The programme also discusses the issue of suicide prevention and mental health promotion generally as there are many proactive approaches schools can take to promote good mental health. Show Less
Instructional video can take different forms, each with its own pros and cons. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber introduces four types: screen capture, boards, classroom observation (video on demand) and green screen, giving examples of the equipment and programs required and their benefits and drawbacks. A valuable resource for educators interested in starting to make their own instructional videos. Show Less
This video explores why educators must continually document classroom work and interactions, including strategies on how to build the habit of making it part of day to day teaching.
This programme provides teachers with a basic understanding of what Emotional Intelligence is and how it can be utilised in the classroom to generate a positive learning environment. There is ample evidence now to suggest that emotional intelligence is more powerful than intelligence on its own. This programme also provides specific ideas that teachers can incorporate in their classes to promote better emotional understanding which forms the basis for all relationships both in school and beyond into the workplace at a later stage. The programme also focuses on why schools are ideal settings to promote the enhancement of emotional intelligence. Show Less
Nerves before a big test can be productive. But when nervous energy grows into an overwhelming anxiety, exam performance can suffer, just as the negative feelings and self-talk have convinced you it will. Important viewing for students ahead of an exam, performance or competition, this programme presents some useful ways to overcome the often-debilitating feelings of pressure, dread and stress so that they can focus on doing their best when the big day arrives. Show Less
Generalised anxiety disorder is characterised by excessive worry over a sustained period and may affect a student in many physical, psychological and behavioural ways. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying generalised anxiety disorder, understanding its possible causes, and formulating a plan with the student to manage the emotions and behaviours it can bring. Show Less
One of the biggest challenges facing teachers today is classroom management and dealing with difficult students. This programme provides help.It offers some effective, preventative strategies, as well as ways to deal with difficult behaviour when it occurs. Divided into easy-to-absorb chapters with summaries: - Pre-planning – establishing the rules, - Pre-planning – other strategies. - Routine. - Seven steps of behaviour management. - The behaviour interventions pyramid. - Depersonalising behaviour sanctions. - Reflection. Written by teachers in the know, this is a great professional development tool for any new teacher, or any teacher wanting to brush up on essential classroom skills. Show Less
This video gives educators strategies on how to check and prevent implicit bias.
The Australian Curriculum requires Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to be embedded across all subject areas. This programme is a professional development resource for teachers seeking successful strategies for enhancing the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in their courses. Through case studies of real school successes, expert interviews, and practical tips, this programme inspires teachers to integrate teaching of Aboriginal histories and cultures in all subjects and year levels. It provides strong examples of successful approaches and strategies both at a classroom level and at a whole school level and demystifies perceived challenges about finding and incorporating Aboriginal perspectives. Show Less
Today interactive whiteboards are being used in a variety of settings; classrooms at all levels of education, corporate board rooms, work groups, and training rooms. But what are their features and benefits? This programme provides a solid introduction to interactive whiteboards, using a variety of different classroom settings as examples. Discussed are the learning and teaching advantages of interactive whiteboards and their many uses, applications and features. Examples are shown of ways in which the interactive whiteboards can be combined with traditional teaching methods to improve the learning experience. Essential viewing for both users and potential users of interactive whiteboards. Show Less
There are four key steps to creating instructional video for your students: pre-production, production, editing and publication. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber highlights things to consider at each step, including filming location, handling mistakes, using a script, editing software and where to publish your videos. A valuable resource for educators interested in starting to make their own instructional videos. Show Less
It's a challenge that every teacher has to face: how to handle a difficult group of students. Even experienced teachers can quail at the thought of facing another period with a particular class whose behaviour is dominated by a group of uncooperative, non-achieving students. This programme illustrates a set of practical, do-able steps that teachers can implement to diffuse students' behaviour, get them working and bring real change to the classroom environment. Show Less
This programme aims to support teachers' current understanding of mandatory reporting of child abuse in schools across Australia. It focuses on the legal aspects of mandatory reporting, including variations from state to state, and describes the process by which a teacher can form a belief that a student is being abused. Additionally it provides clear definitions of what constitutes child abuse and explores the different possible physical and/or behavioural manifestations of the impact of child abuse on children. This programme provides information to teachers about the process of making a notification to a relevant child protection authority and discusses how the notification might be handled from that point. Show Less