Further support for reflection
Reflective practice is integral to a teacher’s professional growth. The following resources can support beginning teachers to reflect on their practice against the standards at the proficient career stage.
Teaching standards in action
These Teaching standards in action (TSA) courses, for the proficient level, help beginning teachers develop their reflective practice:
- Reflecting on standards - RG00319
This course offers 10 hours of NESA registered professional development (PD). Participants are engaged in a cycle of continuous reflection against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the standards) to identify specific and measurable goals by which they can build their practice.
- Understanding quality teaching - RG00315
This course offers 8 hours of NESA registered PD where participants use the NSW Quality teaching model to guide planning of, and reflection on, classroom and assessment practice.
Quality teaching rounds
The department’s Quality Teaching Online website brings together the strengths of professional learning communities, instructional rounds and the Quality teaching model to support reflection on the qualities of pedagogy that are empirically linked to improved student learning.
AITSL reflection resources
AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) also has a range of resources to support reflection on teaching practice against specific standard descriptors within the standards:
- Illustrations of Practice (opens in new window)
- Classroom Practice Continuum (opens in new window)
- Unpacking and implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (opens in new window).
- Setting up induction
- Developing focus:
- Refining practice
- Gaining proficient accreditation.
- Beginning Teachers Support Funding Policy
- Human Resource information for school teachers
- Department-wide induction for new teachers
- Department-wide induction for principals and school executive.