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From Pivot’s Pencil

What have we learned from students in 2020

This year at Pivot we have delved into some pretty big questions about the impact of COVID-19 on education. Our research focused on those at the frontline of education during COVID-19 - our teachers - and we found their greatest concerns were for students' well-being...

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Vic SRC Congress Report Highlights

The Victorian Student Representative Council’s (VicSRC) annual Congress consistently sparks momentum within the education sector. Congress unites secondary students from across Victoria to plan action that will help solve the top issues in the Victorian education...

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How to Foster Effective Feedback

How to Foster Effective Feedback in the Classroom By Maths Pathway Learning isn’t a simple, linear process that all individuals meticulously follow. It’s messy and involves mistakes, connections and light bulb moments. Underpinning it all, is feedback. Without...

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4 Strategies for Leading in a Crisis

There is little doubt that 2020 has caused the leadership landscape to shift dramatically and created a challenging environment for educators across Australia. This year has been one of unprecedented crisis with school leaders having to rapidly adapt their practices...

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Maximising Student Engagement in Term 4

With the end of the school year approaching, it’s always important to remind ourselves that our students are resilient (even more so with the right support). While it’s been a very different year, our students have risen to the occasion. Even so, many students (and...

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Remote Learning from the Student’s Perspective

Our latest episode of the Student Voices Podcast focuses on how students have experienced the return to remote learning for a second time. While many students have returned to on-site learning across the country, here in Victoria, we have spent half of the school year...

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Reflective Leadership is Effective Leadership

“Feedback is a function of respect; when you don’t have honest conversations with us about our strengths and our opportunities for growth, we question our contributions and your commitment.” Brene Brown 2018 In our seven years of working with leaders, we’ve learned...

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Planning your 2021 School Strategy

Planning your 2021 School Strategy As we approach the final term for the year, many schools have begun their planning process for 2021. We know how important it is to create evidence-based targets and processes for the new year. To support your school’s planning...

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PIVOT’S QUARTERLY REPORTS

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Classroom behaviour management

Dec 1, 2017

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…

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The role of evaluation and reflection in teaching and school improvement

Oct 1, 2017

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…

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Professional Learning Communities

Jul 1, 2017

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…

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Making the case for reform of Australia’s education system – and Pivot!

Apr 25, 2016

A new report by PwC argues for ‘constructive, concrete reform’ of Australia’s education system to prepare students for changing workforce demands – particularly in STEM subject areas.1 The PwC report recognises that good ideas and innovation for driving…

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