My survey has shown I need to challenge some of the students to a greater extent.
My plan: to limit teacher talk time and focus on differentiation. Although this means more prep time, I think the rewards will be worth the effort. Strategies: analysis of current news articles – varying degrees of difficulty, group work – calculations shown on white paper.
One student had elected to retake a test and the significant improvement in her result made her feel very confident in the section. I will encourage this?
To be honest, I am a little confused by the feedback:
My teacher wants us to use our thinking skills, not just memorize things. = high
My teacher doesn’t let people give up when the work gets hard.= high
My teacher makes us explain our answers – why we think what we think= average.
In this class, my teacher accepts nothing less than our full effort.= Low
Nevertheless, this “challenge” is an important aspect to focus on and will not be a waste of time.
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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