Category: Goal Setting

Final goals for this year 2019/20

Here are my goals for this year.

Based on my self-reflection document, the feedback from the surveys from last year, the classes I am teaching this year and the feedback from my first survey my goals are the following:

  • Clarify – For my grade 11 IB Mathematics Analysis & Approaches (AA) SL classes I will make understanding the content of the new curriculum a main focus. 
  • Challenge – A continuation from last year. How can I improve my questioning skills in order to gauge student understanding? 

Basic survey results for 2019 (second year of taking part in survey)

Hi all

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. Just like I did last year.

                                                                      

Survey results

The class I decided to survey this year were my grade 11 class which are the first cohort to go through the new mathematics AA IB curriculum. This class was chosen as I’m trying to implement deeper thinking skills into this class, more project work related to the toolkit, and for students to start to take ownership of their learning.

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 is consistent with the goal I set last year and obviously remains an area I need to target. My main goal for this year will be related to questioning. How can I improve this aspect of my practice? This is what I’ll try and figure out over the course of this year.

Comparison to last year

What is pleasing is that the scores are similar to last year even though a different grade was surveyed. Below you’ll find a collection of all of my results. Any excise to use excel.

Initial first goals for 2019/20

It’s time to start to develop my goals for this year. You’ll find them below. This will need to be tailored once I get my results from the first survey.

Based on my self-reflection document, the feedback from the surveys from last year and the classes I am teaching this year my goal(s) are the following:

  • Clarify – For my grade 11 IB Mathematics Analysis & Approaches (AA) SL classes I will make understanding the content of the new curriculum a main focus. 
  • Challenge – A continuation from last year. I will continue to set high standards for my students and challenge them to persevere with difficult problems.

First post – Basic survey results

Hi all

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.

Survey results

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.

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