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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Association for Children with a Disability

Hi Everyone,
I have spent the morning reading and watching videos on the Association for Children with a Disability website.
The site contains all the information that parents and teachers in Victoria need, to ensure that children with a disability in mainstream schools get a fair go.
Much of my time, in my role as an ASD teaching and learning coach, is spent ensuring that teachers have access to quality, best practice information about how to develop inclusive practices in schools. This site provides links to all of the major documents which inform our provision and planning for students with a disability and contains some fantastic video footage that examines the issues from a range of perspectives.
Click on any of the blue hyperlinks or the picture to take a look for yourself.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

as a teacher,
  • I present the same lessons in the same manner that I have used in the past;
  • I seek no feedback from my students;
  • I do not analyse and evaluate their work in a manner that changes my own emphasis, repertoire, and timing;
  • I do not visit or observe other adults as they teach;
  • I do not share the share the work of my students with colleagues for feedback, suggestions and critiques;
  • I do not visit other schools or attend particular workshops or seminars or read professional literature on aspects of my teaching;
  • I do not welcome visitors with experience and expertise to observe and provide feedback to me on my classroom practice;
  • I have no yearly individualised professional development plan focused on classroom changes to improve student learning;and finally,
  • I have no systemic evaluation of my teaching tied to individual, grade/department and school wide goals,


I have absolutely no way to

become better as a teacher.

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