Having high expectations

Stronger Smarter kids

While the characteristics of quality teaching are universal, having high expectations is paramount to successful learning outcomes. If Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are stereotyped as troublesome and unable to learn, this is doing them, and you as the teacher, a disservice.

Quality teaching modifies the curriculum to reflect reality, valuing past and present experiences and knowledges. It is important for you as a teacher to focus on the skills and knowledges the students possess, rather than those they have not yet attained.

Schools require commitment from all staff to improve the quality of teaching and learning, to expect all students to learn successfully and to foster a school culture of high expectations for student attendance, engagement and outcomes.

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