Each term, John Fleming visits Rathmines Public School. John is a very well respected educator, Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Deputy Principal at Haileybury College’s Junior School, and Director of the Haileybury Institute. John works as a consultant in schools across Australia teaching strategies to educators and has been working closely with Mrs Cat Cronje and Rathmines Public School since 2016 in the development of Explicit Instruction.
Last week, John worked with different staff throughout the day in the development of high quality Mathematics lessons that include Lesson Intentions and Success Criteria. During the last session of the day, John spoke to Stage 2 and 3 staff about Spelling improvement and discussed the research behind developing spelling abilities and best practice. The day was extremely productive and enjoyed by all staff.