Professor Starr – Chair – School Development and Leadership: Deakin University

Professor Starr was talking about the connection between the resources we have at schools and student achievement.  She discussed that the thing that makes the biggest difference is quality of teaching and time.

The most successful teachers work in teams with a clear purpose to their groupings……with a mixture of specialities, interests and competencies.  They are given a budget and they decide on their professional learning needs.  They work in teams to teach. They have more time and work for longer on tasks. The teachers have a reduced teaching load.   For the rest of the time they plan, converse, work on individual student needs.   

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