Nambour State College 2021

QELi facilitated a Teach Like a Champion Program for Nambour State College in 2021. QELi, in partnership with Uncommon Schools, is proud to support teachers and leaders with a Teach Like a Champion Program.

Former teacher, principal and charter-school founder Doug Lemov authored Teach Like a Champion after observing teachers getting exceptional results. He realised by naming and describing successful teacher techniques, coupled with short, focused video clips of the techniques in action, the practices could be easily shared with others. This program, Teach Like a Champion: Systems and Routines, focuses on the techniques that champion teachers use to design, install and maintain systems and routines that students do automatically and with little-to-no teacher prompting, such as ‘strong start’, ‘cold call’ and ‘exit tickets’ or techniques for participating in a discussion.

Upon completing this program, you will be equipped to return to your school and implement Teach Like a Champion in your classroom and have the materials to train others in your school in the techniques from Teach Like a Champion: Systems and Routines.


The Teach Like a Champion program will broaden your understanding and enable you to:

  • Develop an understanding of the Teach Like a Champion techniques needed to build strong systems and routines
  • Create a vision for rolling out the academic, behavioral, and cultural systems that drive student engagement and achievement across classrooms
  • Build an understand of how to develop a framework and effectively rollout systems and routines
  • Practice activities that will strengthen your capacity to apply effective Systems and Routines techniques in your classroom to create strong classroom cultures
  • Plan how you will implement these techniques in your classroom, team and school

Program Testimonial

Target Audience

Our College over the course of the last 2 years have seen 70 staff undergo basic or comprehensive TLAC training.  All staff and leaders have been able to attend if they have expressed interest..

What were the objectives you had in mind for the programs?

Our objective, as per our school review in 2020, was to ensure we had key signature practices that all teachers were consistent with.  We acknowledged through our School Wide Pedagogy Framework that we had over a thousand years teaching experience within our staff and all staff had different backgrounds and skillsets – EDI, ASOT, NPforDL etc, however, we didn’t have a consistent approach that could improve the learning experience for our students. Thus, the objective was to engage as many staff as possible over the course of 3 years so that our key signature practices are clear and consistent.

What impact did the program have for your Diocese?

All staff who have engaged with TLAC have used the techniques to improve their pedagogy.


Al staff who have engaged in the training have found the resources and techniques highly useful and easy to take back to the classroom.

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