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Self-Reflection Prompt and Goal Setting

As I self assess my practice using the refection prompt, two areas emerge that could use some re-tooling and re-thinking: conferring and captivating. Specifically, feedback from students about learning activities and seeking input from students regarding how learning activities should happen (confer); and creating assignments and assessments that sustain student interest (captivate).

These three sub-strands fell under the “rarely” column and it didn’t necessarily stand out as a surprise. I say this because I feel many strategies to support students reading and writing, especially at a young age, seem repetitive and often not as engaging as I would like them to be. Also, there are specific strategies that are used and therefore I don’t usually ask students if we should do them, rather I try to engage them in a conversation that explains why it’s important.

However, I feel like this is something that I could definitely bump up into the “somewhat” column with effort and perhaps feel confident enough to claim that I have made these changes “to a large degree” the more I attempt to incorporate these goals into my daily routines and thinking.

Despite the results of the student survey, I would personally like to feel better in the conferring and captivating department when it comes to providing interventions. So my goals will include these conferring and captivating strands in addition to any additional feedback in the “needs improvement” category from the student survey.

Too many goals you say? Perhaps. Maybe the students agree with me. In any case, I’m looking forward to those results! There’s a good quote out there about the difference between self-perception and how others perceive you, but I don’t know it! Post in the comments if you got a good one… Perhaps the students will surprise me and rock my self-perception.




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!

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