katherine zagotsis
Highly Accomplished Teacher. AAC Communication Partner & Advocate. Mum of one. Accidental Leader. Reflectionist, Mentor and life-long learner.

Engaging Now! 7.4

You're right, it is a very low number. What's your opinion on the accreditation process?

About 2 weeks ago from Katherine Zagotsis's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: H.A 3.6

Positive Behaviour Intervention Support (PBIS) and ABLES Data Wall


Something I’m more open to and willing to accept in the past few years is the importance of data and how it can be used to clearly show progress (or regression). In my case, it has also helped me to highlight areas of strength and growth, using aitsl’s Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. This understanding […]

Mentoring in Practice: Video Observations, Professional Conversations and Vicarious Learning


I’ve been lucky enough to be mentoring a Pre-Service Teacher during her final placement. I didn’t tell Giulia this while she was working alongside me, but my Research Project while at uni was ‘Do student teachers implement the theory that they’ve learned at university while they’re on practicum?’ I’d found….not really. They were often more likely to […]

Sensory Activities


Sensory Activities Ideas, concerns and my changing mindset In Term 3, I had the opportunity to be mentored by more experienced teacher, N. as part of her Step 9 Performance and Development Plan. I was excited to work alongside her as when I first started at the school, we had NIT together. I watched as […]

Term 3 Timetable


Term 3 Timetable The changes in my timetable for this term come from both a conversation with my line manager and the realisation that with one of my students being moved to a more appropriate class, I am able to fit in a lot more.  I’ve added ‘Sign-in’ to when students are arriving and unpacking their […]

Performance and Development 2017


Performance and Development 2017 Term 3 At the end of last term, every teacher on site was given a Performance and Development package, some of which was to be completed before undergoing our observation. This post will be a response to each stage in the Performance and Development process. Pre-Observation Chat My line manager and I […]

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