Looking at the details of the analysis of students’ survey, two items brought my attention to it, which are “my teacher in this class makes me feel that he/she really cares about me” and “my teacher really tries to understand how students feel about things”. Honestly, they came as a surprise. In the meantime, I realize that there must be something I didn’t do well.
I have read the instructional strategies of “care” , and found they are helpful in many ways. My next step will be trying these strategies in my teaching. Among the strategies, “flexible grouping” and “attending to language as a cultural force”, as well as “scaffolding” are my focus.
Initially, for 7c I wanted to work on “captivate”, but after seeing the results of students’ survey, I now have changed my goal to “Care”. I had thought I was always very caring to my students, and I had never expected I “care” was the lowest score in the students’ survey. However, after reading the definition of “care” in 7c, I realized that my understanding of care was different from the definition of “care” in 7c. I certainly have a lot to learn and to do in the area of “care”. It will help my teaching and students’ learning in the end, regardless “care” or “captivate”.
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!