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Teaching and learning

Our Brookfield State School Roadmap outlines our core priorities in teaching and learning and provides an overview of our internal structures.  The Roadmap identifies the link between our key documents including:

Brookfield State School Pedagogical Framework

Brookfield State School Teaching and Learning Cycle

Brookfield State School Pedagogical Reflections

In 2013 we implemented our Brookfield State School Pedagogical Framework and Teaching and Learning Cycle to provide clarity and focus for our teaching and learning.  Our Pedagogical Framework encourages a cohesive professional learning community regularly engaging in pedagogically focused dialogue and is based on six key principles of effective schools:

- Student centred planning

- High expectations

- Aligned curriculum and pedagogy

- Evidenced based decision making

- Explicit teaching

- Supportive school environment

Our Teaching and Learning Cycle outlines the teaching and learning implemented by teachers in our classrooms, cycling through Building Field Knowledge to Deconstructing, Joint Construction and Independent Construction.  This cycle is informed by Ongoing Assessment and Differentiation to meet the needs of individual learners.

The consistent implementation of our Pedagogical Framework and Teaching and Learning Cycle will continue to support students as we work towards our goal of continuous student achievement.

As part of the implementation, our Principal and Deputy Principal conduct Pedagogical Reflections with teachers.  These reflections involve a classroom visit followed by a feedback conversation with the classroom teacher.  During these visits and feedback conversations, we focus on the following elements:

- High expectations

- Differentiated teaching and learning

- Feedback

- Supportive school environment

- Professional engagement

- Integrating ICTs

- Explicit instruction

- Reading and writing goals

- Data analysis

Pedagogical Reflections occur every 4 – 5 weeks.