Videos of Prue Casey’s practice using age appropriate pedagogies have been shared by the Department of Education as part of a research trial in the area.
The Highland Reserve State School teacher has already become a leader at her school and within the profession due to her exceptional Early Childhood Education practices.
She is also known for thinking deeply about differentiation and uses data to back up her decisions about the effective pedagogy she uses in the classroom.
Parents appreciate Prue for making learning fun for their children.
“Prue goes above and beyond in her approach towards the learning of each and every student in her class, even focusing on student-centred learning, which is a vast amount of evidence has shown students learn best from,” one parent, who is also a teacher, wrote for Prue’s nomination.
“Prue ensures that every student has a chance to progress through the use of fun learning that is focused on and relevant to the student’s interest.”
Principal Stephen O’Brien says Prue has made “an amazing contribution towards the early years success within the school”.
“She has researched and led processes to embed Age Appropriate Pedagogies within early years teaching and has been a leader in the implementation of the Sound Speech Pics (SSP) approach,” Stephen says.
“Prue is highly respected within the school community for the manner in which she differentiates her teaching practice to meet the diverse needs of her students and the wonderful relationships that are created.”
Congratulations Prue on your nomination for a QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award.