General Teaching Resources


AliKie2 Yesterday 10:05 pm
Hi Guys!
I went to Link Educational Supplies - "committed to providing high quality teacher reference material for educators ". It is mostly a bookshop that has heaps of current references and materials that most of the schoools are using in class!
It is located at 341 Waverley Road, Mount Waverley.
They also conduct free workshops/ Professional development courses! Thursday 7th June is "enVisionMaths" workshop. A topic driven teaching and learning program aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. See website or 9807 5422.

Review of article TES Classroom Management
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This is a very useful review of an article dealing with classroom behaviours and classroom management posted by Bron.

MY PD - able to be accessed via the VIT

Registration URL:

BUT (there is always a but ;) I had encountered some problems with obtaining the Certificate of Participation, so I sent an e-mail to Jillian Brown and this is her response:

"Hi Jolanta,
Below is a summary of the steps you will need to follow to register completion of the Intel course via the VIT pdi website.

1. Visit

2. Click on ‘My VIT’ on the top navigation menu.

3. Select ‘My PD’ on the left hand navigation.

4. Enter the program code, D7CAD562.

Please note, VIT are still in the midst of providing teachers access to the ‘My PD’ site. Some teachers won’t yet have access to the My VIT system. If you experience such issues, please contact VIT directly on: 1300 888 067 .
Kind regards,
Jillian Brown

Resources to support Effective Teaching in Early Childhood

Prep Class visit to another country: This is a good example of e5 in action.

Resources to support Effective Teaching in Primary Schools

Monash University's Faculty of Education is running (another) "Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour" short course at their Clayton Campus on Thursdays 5:30 - 8 p.m., Aug 9,16, 23,30 and Sept. 6,13. Not cheap at $360.00 but highly recommended. Topics covered include: Resilience and risk factors in children; understanding behavioural problems including developmental disorders; mental health issues such as anxiety and self-harm. The theory provided is excellent for all teachers but the practical examples are mainly related to primary aged children. The two "learning leaders" are a child psychologist (who is excellent) and an Assistant Principal of a special needs primary school in the Catholic system.

Resources to support Effective Teaching in the Middle School

LaTrobe University Middle Years Teaching Post Graduate Course

It turns out that if you are interested in specialising in middle years teaching that you can do a course at La Trobe Uni on the subject:

This link to a journal article on whether middle years teacher education courses are needed is also probably of interest:

Resources to support Effective Teaching in Secondary Schools

This is where you post materials and ideas to support effective teaching in Secondary Schools.

Senior Secondary Resources

Visible Teaching and Learning

Some links to reading and video's highlighting John Hattie's work:

Professor John Hattie is currently the Director of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education (MGSE) research institute.
Professor Hattie’s work is internationally acclaimed. His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into what factors improve student learning.
John Hattie: Visible Learning article
John Hattie: Visible Learning Pt1. Disasters and below average methods.
John Hattie, Visible Learning. Pt 2: effective methods.
John Hattie: The Future of Measurement (MGSE 2011)

More recently he has written 'Visible Learning for Teachers' where he explores the story that underlies all the data that he has collected. In this video he is interviewed about this book and begins by refering to this 'story' and he sums it up by describing the story as "its not about who teachers are, what they do, but how they think and the phrase that seems to sum it up is 'know thy impact'". That is the teacher's job is to know what impact they are haiving on the childrens learning.