Jindalee State School
Lyndal Busch’s open door policy speaks to the kind of teacher she is – a true collaborator with students, parents, and colleagues alike.
Understanding the importance of consistency between school life and home life at her students’ developmental age, Lyndal communicates with parents weekly and invites them to meet with her in the classroom regularly to discuss learning strategies for their children.
“She has the exceptional ability to deal with individual students without losing focus on meeting the learning needs of the whole class,” her teaching partner said.
This ability was put to the test when another teacher at Jindalee State School had to take leave on short notice. The school approached Lyndal to help the class through this challenging transition.
Only eight short weeks after Lyndal took on the class, the change in their attitude towards learning was incredible. The students had a renewed enthusiasm for learning, began following instructions well, and consistently exceeded the behavioural expectations of their year level.
It is this ability to adapt a wide range of classroom management strategies to different learning environments that led to Lyndal’s colleagues nominating her for the 2017 QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Lyndal’s colleagues have described her as persistent and determined when faced with a challenging classroom situation, as she relentlessly modifies her approach until she achieves a successful outcome.
Congratulations Lyndal on your nomination.
By Claudia Farhart.