My goals for this school year are items which I have reflected on over the course of my career. I have always enjoyed student-led conferences because I love to hear the children talk knowledgeably about what they have studied or created during the school year. It is my desire to incorporate some kind of reflection or student-involved discussion about their learning more than once a year and hopefully, more often; this leads me to my goals this year.
- I would like to focus on the first couple of minutes of the lesson in order to target prior learning.
- I would also like to review/reflect directly on each lesson or each day’s learning and to transition this (if needed) into a weekly reflection of learning. Initially, I foresee students turning to talk, but this could become more formal with a Seesaw post or a journal entry on a weekly basis.
- Working on my management within each lesson. Small routines which will add to the overall learning time.
I believe these will help my students to better speak or write about what they are learning. I have realized while observing their SLC’s throughout the years, the topics that they are able to speak to are the what they have learned. To give them the opportunity to do so more often will help them immensely.
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.
If you need support using this platform, please don’t hesitate to contact Ed Tech, we are always happy to be of assistance!