Illustrations of Practice Video Series: Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

14 NOVEMBER 2018

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has produced a series of videos featuring teachers illustrating, through their practice, how they meet the various descriptors of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

We’ve chosen one example as our focus. Watching this video and reflecting on how you could apply this in your teaching context can count as part of your professional learning requirements for renewal of registration.

1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Illustration of Practice:


Explicit Instruction
In this video, a teacher focuses on developing a positive learning environment and high expectations for success with his students in a composite class at Kubin Village State School. The teacher models the learning process for students by using an 'I do, we do, you do' strategy and emphasises the importance of providing students with purposeful and understandable feedback to support achievement. In the 'you do' phase the teacher uses an online resource to differentiate teaching to meet individual student strengths and needs.