Improving Teacher Efficacy for Evidence Based Research – Trevor Buchanan

Nov 18
Author:Ash Natesh
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Enabling support networks and a culture for professional learning:



  • Establishing teams and their priorities (one focus for development).  
  • Engaging in coaching conversations  
  • Engage in a mentoring process, including modelling of practice, cooperative planning and observation and feedback.  
  • Engage in reflective practices  
  • Challenge the team design


Challenge the standard team formation

Making time and Space

Professional Development is expensive and time consuming.

During 2015 – 2017, AWSS was spending on average, $4500 in release time for professional development.This did not include course costs, travel or entitlements.

What happened in the process was:

  • Teachers were removed from a regular class.
  • Missed learning opportunities for students.
  • Increases in behaviors for admin to deal with on these days.
  • Teachers still had to plan for the day, adding extra work to their week.

Countering the challenge of time:

  • Reducing staff meetings
  • Moving to online training rather than face to face
  • Introduction of further specialists.
  • Dedicating a space

Submitted by Ash Natesh

Ash Natesh

Ash is the Content Marketer at Criterion Conferences. Writing and sourcing content is all part of her day to day routine. She can’t stop drinking coffee, other than coffee her interests lie in Music, long walks amidst the mountains, Dance, Anime, Science Fiction and all things nerdy!

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