Upon reflecting on the student feedback, I’ve noticed that I have really improved on my classroom management, as this was one of my goals from last year.
I was surprised to see that students thoroughly enjoyed my music classes and were engaged in every activity. It is comforting to know that I have built a positive rapport with my students as they have given me a good score for being a good listener (confer).
However, after reading the survey it has been bought to my attention that there are a couple of teaching points that I need to work on and develop throughout my teaching practice:
- Consolidate: To help us remember, my teacher talks about things that we already learned.
- Challenge: My teacher makes sure I try to do my best.
Therefore the question is – HOW AM I GOING TO ACHIEVE THIS?
To help students consolidate their learning I will co construct the success criteria with the students, so that at the end of each lesson we will reflect on whether we have achieved our goals. The success criteria will be left on the whiteboard or made visible so that students can always refer to.
To develop the ‘challenge’ part of my teaching practice, I will do two stars and one wish at the end of every unit. In this way, students can identify two things they have learned or enjoyed during music class and one thing they need to work on (which is their next step).
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!