Evidence-based teaching approaches for your classroom

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Innovative classroom approaches from your peers

Examples of best practice in education from other Victorian schools. ​​​

Gearing up for exams

Tips for teachers on supporting students, and yourselves, through end-of-year school exams

Thank you and stay safe these school holidays

Teachers have been at the frontline of our schools and communities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Staying healthy, safe and well while working from home

Tips and resources to help you find the right routine and balance that works for you

Top tips for effective online learning

The teachers at Virtual School Victoria have compiled their top insights into how teachers can best engage learning from home students

Empowering students to learn from home

There’s a range of programs and support available to you if and when schools transition to learning from home

Help develop mental health support and resources for primary schools

All primary school staff are invited to share their experience and insights in this 20-minute survey

Getting off to a good start with your new class

A Cheltenham teacher shares his welcome to a new class that sets the agenda for the year ahead.

Leading school improvement opportunities

Leadership Partner Brooke Burnett has supported schools to make positive change as part of the Differentiated Support for School Improvement (DSSI) program. Similar roles are currently advertised

Transforming literacy and numeracy in the Middle Years

Braybrook College was one of the first schools to deliver targeted support under the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative, ensuring students have the skills they need for work and life

Making cultural inclusion a priority

Moolap Primary School shows how whole-school approaches to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural inclusion leads to a positive climate for learning for all students.

Using data to drive differentiated teacher practice

Diggers Rest Primary School has expanded five times over in the last five years, but still keeps a commitment to meeting the classroom needs of students at an individual level.

Kung Fu kids laying literacy foundations

As part of literacy development program, Mitcham Primary School has introduced an unusual but effective way to teach their younger students about punctuation – Kung Fu Punctuation.

Improving literacy one sentence at a time

Dictated sentences and writing goals produce great literacy outcomes for students at Ocean Grove Primary School.

Bright reading futures for Sunshine Harvester students

Improvements in NAPLAN, a change​​ in school culture and a love of reading – how classroom libraries make a real difference.

Strategies to work better as a team

Examples of strategies you can employ in your school to develop stronger teams and whole-school approaches. ​​

Transforming the First Years of the Teaching Career

A new approach to supporting graduate teachers

What it means to establish a community of practice (CoP)

Inga Wilson, principal at Sunbury West Primary School, collaborated with a number of primary and secondary principals in her network to establish a CoP dedicated to improving numeracy outcomes.

Creating a school culture where teachers purposefully collaborate

Victoria University Secondary College Principal, Elaine Hazim, explains how their Professional Learning Community supports staff to develop skills that are fundamental to achieving excellence.

Make change and monitor its impact in your professional learning community

​Hear from Brandon Park Primary School's PLC and how they introduce a change in practice, measure and monitor its effect on student learning.

The 6 to 7 transition project: Primary-secondary partnerships

Four schools share their experiences in working collaboratively to create continuous learning for students moving from primary to secondary school.

Starting with the data: Student wellbeing during the transition from primary to secondary

School nurse Courtney Croxford explains how Lilydale Heights College made use of the Student Transition and Resilience Training (START) resource.

Develop and plan learning assessment in your professional learning community (PLC)

At Brandon Park Primary School, teachers use their professional learning community (PLC) time to plan and develop curriculum and pedagogical approaches for differentiated learning.

FISO explained: Building practice excellence

​Over 90 per cent of Victorian schools committed to this high-impact initiative in the FISO Improvement Model​

Supporting transition: A positive start to school

Starting school is a major transition point for children and their families and Flemington Primary School has created a strong model for smoothly moving new students from from Kinder to Prep

Hear from education experts

Explore the research and applications of education experts from across Victoria and Australia.​​

​The Victorian Teaching and Learning Model in action

Examples of best practice from Victorian schools using the High Impact Teaching Strategies, Practice Principles for Teaching and learning and the Pedagogical Model.

Making the most of assessment

Evidence-based approaches to student assessment and data that can improve your school. ​

Building better student engagement

Advice and examples from Victorian schools on how you can build better student engagement. ​​