Here is my first post related to this years’ professional development work. I had some ideas of what I wanted to focus on in relation to my goals for this year but didn’t want to explicitly state them until I had completed the student survey so that it could be more student focused.
The class I decided to survey this year were my grade 10 class which have historically struggled with mathematics. There are a real mix of students in this class so I thought it would be a good class to choose. Several students have accommodations, there are EAL students and students that find mathematics difficult.
I’ve attached a snapshot of the results from the survey that give an overview. I will follow up with a later blog post analyzing the results in more detail. However, upon reviewing the results, the area I wish to focus on is the challenge section within the survey. This reaffirms what I was originally thought about targeting perseverance as a trait within my teaching. How can you teach perseverance? This is what I’ll try and figure out over the course of this year.
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)
- Identify colleagues, coaches, principals etc. that will play a supporting role in achieving your goal, and invite them to view and comment on your post. Encourage them to bookmark your blog and visit regularly.
- Throughout the year, collect and share evidence to support your progress. Categorise these posts in Reflection.
- Encourage your colleagues to share your learning journey by engaging with your blog. In return, engage with their blog (and others across the School)
- You may also like to share work that your students have created or your own professional achievements that may not be directly related to your goal setting. This is encouraged! Categorise these posts as Showcase.
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