This is just to clarify

Don’t worry, that’s just the working title to get things in motion.  I’m wanting to work the word ghee into the title.  We’ll see if it happens.

While I was originally jazzed about making challenge my focus goal, I have a stronger need, based on the students I have, to identify clarify as my focus goal. I have a number of new-to-ISB students who are just building their English language foundations.  I find myself using my valuable and rare planning time to add visuals and/or translated keywords to documents.  I know that this scaffold can be useful for many, if not all, of my learners— plus once I build my resource bank — I’ll be better set (are we ever really?) for next year.  When I came across the UN’s Global Goals in Swedish, Korean, & Chinese I was elated.  The joyful cries of ohhhhhh, I get it now was far better received than my petty attempts at Global Goals charades and the fuzzy translations from Google Translate.

In considering all my learners, I hope to arm them with the resources they will need to best understand the directions, the lessons, the materials.

Welcome!

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 7Cs)
    • 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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