As a learning support teacher it is often difficult to find where I stand in terms of “common” teaching goals. This year I feel that I can properly team teach with Nikki Long. While I often could assist or observe, I rarely felt I could effectively team teach. With this in mind, my professional goal this year will focus on consolidation. I find that I tend to get absorbed in the “process” during the lesson. I love working with students in the independent work phase and get absorbed in assisting students on on one. I often tend to get distracted and end up rushing the summary or consolidating the lesson.
For my consolidation goal I plan to plan ahead for the end of the lesson and prepare wrap up questions and/or exit tickets.
I am not entirely sure if students feel that this is a weakness of mine. If our opinions align, then I will continue with this “c”. If the students feel that I need to work on another area, I will modify and/or change my goal.