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  • Beginning of Week 3 eLearning
    Reflections on the 2nd week providing online lessons for our students and other considerations: The 4Cs At our leadership meeting last week, Clarissa had us look at a document about the most important Cs for this online learning platform and those are Care, Collaborate, Clarify, and Captivate. I want to praise my team for the outstanding care and collaboration they have
  • Goal Update
    One of the 7 C's that I wanted to focus on was the area of captivate. As mentioned in a previous post to this blog it was an area that the survey identified as weaker than the others. With the advent of the Coronavirus and being a teacher at an international school in Beijing China I have been forced into hibernation. e-learning has now become the norm for the unforeseeab
  • Reflections on Week 1 of eLearning
    Matt and I are doing well at home. I was able to go to school on the Saturday before classes to bring materials home in a suitcase. So, I have a sweet, little set up for teaching from home. Really in this instance, we were thankful to be here. We feel perfectly safe at home and have only left to go to the grocery store. Other than that, we have been cautious and have kep
  • Student Survey Data Results - Grade 9 IDU
    The grade 9 team (all science, social studies, math, and English teachers) recently completed an interdisciplinary unit (IDU) focused on the theme of inclusivity. Last year was the first time that we offered the IDU, and one of the issues that we noticed was that teams tended to leave everything to the last minute, and teachers were unclear about the nature of their resp
  • Reflection on Testing Scores
    So its now the end of January and have gathered all of the scores for the core areas of intervention.  These were: Aimsweb Phonological Awareness - 2Peas Magic 100 Words Data-Based Intervention Benchmarks (open this to see the scores for the 3 areas, I think the graphs are really powerful in showing growth in all areas). Now I will write this reflection using t
  • C7 Second Reflection
    I have worked helping my students consolidate their learning more consistently and more explicitly. A few things I have tried: Introduced One Note with daily lesson plans inserted so that students can easily go back to see them. Some informal feedback from kids told me that posting in a DX stream was not easy for them. I could also make use of the DX modules at the same ti
  • C7 Initial Reflection
    Changing goals: -Originally I thought I needed to work on management, however, I think Consolidate will be more effective. Looking at the data, I found a few surprising things. The feedback questions are a bit interesting. A few kids felt like their feedback didn't help them improve or wasn't helpful enough for them to take the next steps in their work. It's different tha
  • Updated Goal 2019-20
    As the school year began, I felt great! I was loving my students, loving the curriculum and overall, just happy as could be. I didn't know if that would translate into positive areas on the Tripod survey-nor were my efforts because of the survey; however, I was quite pleased when the survey results came out. As far as I've been told, "green is good" and there's a lot of green i
  • Reflection on Student Surveys
    I originally selected Consolidate as my area of growth for this school year.  While this is my 12th year of teaching, I continue to struggle with summarizing learning at the end of a lesson.  I get caught up conferring with students, answering questions, reviewing homework, etc. and forget the very important element of summarizing learning.  It turns out, that my student agree
  • Consolidate well as 'clarify'
    On reflection of our student survey and December assessment results, I'm going to add 'consolidate' as a second goal to work on, in particular: "To help us remember, my teacher talks about things that we already learned". Scopes and sequences, learning continuums and all those documents, meetings and reminders that tell us where we should be at each stage of the curriculum can