Teaching Styles

Teaching Styles

Teachers understand how students learn. An effective mathematics teacher uses a number of teaching strategies to engage students acknowledging that every student comes with a range of learning styles that they use to achieve success. Teachers may provide direct instruction, facilitated learning and activation of deep learning. (Mike Fullan, 2014)

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers outline the three domains as Teacher Professional Knowledge, Professional Practice, Professional Engagement

The Domain -Teacher Professional Knowledge-outlined below is closely linked with the focus of the Engaging All Students community, which presupposes that a teacher knows their students, acknowledging the diversity of their background and learning experiences.
AITSL Teacher Professional Standards 

Professional Knowledge

S1   Know students and how they learn

1.1   Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2   Understand how students learn

1.3   Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

1.4   Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

1.5   Differentiated teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

1.6   Strategies to support full participation of students with disability