Challenging …. the questions I need to know

  1. How do I present challenges and encourage students to accept them?
  2. Why is it important to encourage perseverance and taking on challenging learning?
  3. How can our belief in students’ ability change the way they think about their own performance?

The Challenge is starting……………

With class logistics and standards that are needed to be covered, having students move away from results driven  and more towards life long understanding is a path that we are on together. The challenge for this is having students understand where are they actually at.  As their teacher differentiating  their learning is difficult when both their thinking and motor skills can be worlds apart within a class


Before completing my reflection of the pilot results I was going to concentrate on the “care”  aspect as thats a part of my teaching that I consider extremely important.  However, after reading the results I have moved towards “challenge” as this was an area that both the students and myself also want to better consolidate.


Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

  • Decide on your goal, perhaps in consultation with your colleagues or principal, and create a post to share with this online professional learning community that you are now a part of! Categorise this post in Goal Setting. Set your goal by considering:
    • Self assessment and reflection based on new teacher standards  (Tripod 7C’s)
    • Previous or new observation data from peers and principals
    • Student surveys (online surveys developed and aligned with 7C’s)
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