personal and social capability

Personal and Social Capability ACARA

What great teachers do differently

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In less than two minutes Todd Whitaker spells out some very effective ploys and characteristics of successful teachers. They care and they want to make a difference. This is where I have found the Personal and Social Capability in our new curriculum to be effective. I have unpacked and used the personal capability with my year 8 class and all I can say is it has made a real difference. My relationships with those students are easy and positive because of it and I have a positive framework to refer to. On Monday I am all set to unpack the social capability with them and my belief is it will be easier and more straight forward than the personal capability. I know next year I shall be using this with all my classes. It just makes the conversations easier , more direct and then very productive. You don’t get caught up in a game. You can see your way through the reactive responses and steer everything quickly onto firmer ground.

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Author: CathyW

Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

2 thoughts on “What great teachers do differently

  1. Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

    • I am no longer a practising teacher and so there is no current classroom material to draw on. I created this blog as part of my own professional development and because I was part of a team which was working on Personal and Social capability in the school at the time. I have left the blog here because ti is still well used and consulted. Whenever I see anything relevant I will put it up but , by now, we should have the national curriculum requirements under our belt. Thank you for your honest comments. Much appreciated.

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