Contributing articles to your professional journal, depending on their nature, may enable you to demonstrate some or all of the following VIT standards.

Professional knowledge

1. Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively

Update knowledge of contemporary research into teaching and learning to support the development of effective practice for others in the profession.

Draw on knowledge of teaching practices to assist others in the profession to engage students in effective learning.

2. Teachers know the content they teach

Support others within the profession to update and deepen understanding of the content they teach.

Professional practice

5. Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments

Support others in the profession to develop the range of strategies they use to establish and maintain clear and consistent expectations for students as learners.

6. Teachers use a range of teaching practices and resources to engage students in effective learning.

Develop communication with…members of the profession to make learning programs explicit, to support the learning of…teachers, and to build effective relationships

Develop understanding of/or promote a range of teaching practices that result in effective teacher learning.

Broaden understanding of teaching and learning practices and resources used to support the effective practice of others in the profession.

Support others in the profession to use a range of strategies for providing meaningful feedback to students and their parents/carers about their developing knowledge and skills.

Professional engagement

7. Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice

Work collaboratively with other members of the profession and engage in discussion of contemporary issues and research to improve professional practice.

8. Teachers are active members of their profession

Promote learning, the value of education and the profession of teaching in the wider community.