Classroom behaviour management

Classroom behaviour management What is classroom behaviour? The are various types of challenging behaviour in the classroom, from low-level disruptions such as talking out of turn and not following directions, to more anti-social behaviours such as bullying, aggression and violence. Other students might be passively disengaged – compliant but inattentive or lacking motivation.1 There are …

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The role of evaluation and reflection in teaching and school improvement

Expectations of teachers and schools are changing rapidly. This is being driven by a range of factors including our growing understanding of the future of society and workplace that today’s children will face when they finish formal schooling. As the OECD noted in its 2016 report, Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform, it …

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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have become a hot topic lately as building in-school capacity is increasingly viewed as a major lever for improving student outcomes. PLCs have been found to contribute to instructional improvement of teachers,1 increase the sense of collective responsibility throughout the school,2 improve teacher motivation & work satisfaction3 and improve student motivation …

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Pivot named a “Startup Star”: The Weekly Review, 2016

Pivot Professional Learning is profiled in The Weekly Review as a ‘Startup Star’ on the rise. Cleo Westhorpe, Belinda Harries and Caitlin Macleod speak about their professional development tool designed to “prove” the current performance of teachers and “improve” their effectiveness in the classroom. The powerful platform has now surveyed well over 5000 classrooms Australia-wide. Read more …

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Pivot partners with the Australian Association of Maths Teachers

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the Australian Association of Maths Teachers to help maths teachers and faculties to better understand their impact in the classroom. If you’re a maths teacher looking to prove and improve your teaching effectiveness, please register your interest here for a place in our nation-wide trial in 2016: Head …

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Pivot awarded a Top 50 in the Anthill Smart100

They’re innovative, Australian, highly commercial and they’re changing the world, one idea at a time. Pivot Professional Learning was proud to be among the Anthill Smart 100 in 2015 for developing and building a powerful online professional learning tool that allows teachers to reflect upon and improve their instructional practice, allowing them to achieve better outcomes …

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