what are the personal qualities of teachers in australia
Answer: Personal Qualities of teachers in Australia
Know the students and how they learn. [ Lead teachers are expected to select, develop, evaluate and revise teaching strategies "to improve student learning using knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual
development and characteristics of students" in order to meet the needs of
students from diverse cultural and economic
backgrounds (AITSL, 2011).
Know the content and how to teach it. Lead teachers must be able to "lead initiatives […] to evaluate and improve knowledge of content and
teaching strategies," as well as to "monitor and evaluate the implementation of teaching strategies to expand learning opportunities and content knowledge for all
students" (AITSL, 2011).
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning.
Qualified lead teachers should "demonstrate exemplary practice and high
expectations […] and lead colleagues to plan, implement and review the
effectiveness of their learning and teaching programs" (AITSL, 2011).
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning
environments. Lead teachers are expected to be active in "the development of
productive and inclusive learning environments," as well as to "lead and implement behavior management initiatives" (AITSL, 2011) in order to ensure
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning. Lead teachers are required to "evaluate school assessment policies and strategies" to
diagnose learning needs and to "co-ordinate student performance and program
evaluation using internal and external student assessment data to improve
teaching practice (AITSL, 2011).
Engage in professional learning. ]
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