Teach the Teacher
Designed by students, the Teach the Teacher program is a whole school student-led framework to encourage and enable student voice, agency and participation delivered by VicSRC. An internationally recognised, education innovation, Teach the Teacher aims to create an inclusive school culture where everyone's voices are equally heard. Teach the Teacher supports students to drive change at school by leading collaborative conversations with teachers, school leadership and staff.
Teach the Teacher is a yearlong program which includes multiple workshops, resources and regular support from VicSRC to embed student voice practices in your school leading to long term cultural change.
Students benefit from taking part in Teach the Teacher in a variety of ways. Many gain confidence to speak up more in a classroom and wider school setting, most discover a greater empathy towards teachers, and all have a heightened awareness of how they and their classmates are being taught.
Teach the Teacher is the single most transformative flipping of pedagogy I've seen in 40 years of education.
I have learnt so much about the hardships of teachers, the challenges they face, and the art of teaching. I have also learnt so much about the behind-the-scenes work of educators, the research behind all the learning and teaching techniques implemented and the complex field of education research.
How does Teach the Teacher work?
Students lead collaborative conversations with their school staff about how students and educators can work together to address a school issue.
The program supports students at your school to:
Choose and research an issue, including gathering and analysing data
Plan and deliver a professional learning session for educators
Create a plan of collaborative action to address the chosen issue
Share actions, learnings and impact with the whole school community
Embed this process of student-teacher collaboration into the school