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. ​​​

Help students achieve their Victorian Water Safety Certificate

Schools can teach water safety at any time of year. To find out more, we look at the experience of Roxburgh Park Primary School

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

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.

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. ​​

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.

Teacher tip: Peer observation, feedback and reflection

​​Peer observation involves teachers observing each other's practice and learning from one another, focusing on teachers' individual needs and the opportunity to both learn from others' practice and offer constructive feedback to peers.​

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.

Differentiation to improve engagement and learning

Teachers who differentiate effectively call on information that pinpoints what students know now, and what they are ready to learn next

Metacognition in action

Rosanna Primary School and Epping Secondary College have been able to empower their students to take control of their own learning.

Teacher tip: Use metacognitive strategies to empower your students

Teachers can implement metacognitive strategies to assist students to become self-regulating learners and to develop a strong sense of agency in their learning.

High impact teaching strategies in action: Differentiated teaching

​​PLC Regional Manager Shane Lockhart explains that differentiated teaching can marry perfectly to the FISO improvement cycle and support continuous improvement in students​.

Use data to inform targeted intervention

At Carlton Gardens Primary School, school leaders and teachers employ a Response to Intervention (RTI) program to apply differentiated teaching approaches to students across a number of areas of the curriculum.

HITS: Using metacognitive strategies

Leadership Partner Dean Bush explains how using the High Impact Teaching Strategy – Metacognition can results in almost eight months of additional learning gain.

Developing and delivering effective feedback

​​Education expert Narissa Leung explains how teachers can use the High Impact Teaching Strategy of feedback to improve student learning.

Focusing in on high impact teaching strategies to support literacy learning

Learning specialist Nicole Alonso explores how Drysdale Primary School has been able to apply three HITS to support students' literacy learning outcomes .​

Teacher tip: Using high impact teaching strategies to support literacy learning

Literacy can be defined as students' ability to interpret and create texts with appropriateness, accuracy, confidence, fluency and efficacy for learning.

HITS: Setting Goals and learning from them

​Goal Setting – one of 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) – is a fundamental technique for teachers to make learning visible and relevant for their students.

Making the most of assessment

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