Teachers know their students and how they learn • Knowledge of students’ varied approaches to learning •Knowledge of strategies for addressing student needs
As teachers, we are facilitators!It is our role to ensure that are teaching accommodates the needs of the 30 different individual students in our classroom.A combination of catering for different learning abilities and learning styles will guarantee that all students are able to achieve the syllabus outcomes.
As teachers it is an important part of our role to create lessons that meet NSW curriculum requirements and it is important to ensure that all students are achieving these outcomes.However, we must be aware that each student will achieve these outcomes at different rates.
Although there are NSW curriculumrequirements it is important forteachers to unpack the syllabusoutcomes when catering for theneeds of their different students.Within each classroom there will belower ability students, mediumability students and higher abilitystudents.These varying ability groups can beaccommodated within theclassroom with simpledifferentiation throughout thelesson with instructions, scaffoldingand assigned task.
Similar to differentlearning abilities, eachindividual student has adifferent learning style.To maximise studentlearning experiences theteacher must ensure thatall students are able toaccess the curriculumand are engagedthroughout all lessons.