Reflecting on 1st Survey Results 2019-2020

*Goal setting

To compare the statement on ‘Reflection Prompt’,I tracked every aspect of my teaching. I consider setting the ‘classroom management’ as my goal, especially when I read the last two

aspects.

 “Our class will remain orderly, on task, and respectful, with learning as our first priority.”

*I respond appropriately and consistently when students treat me or each other disrespectfully.

*I respond appropriately and consistently when students ignore or disobey what I have asked them to do.

Why I choose these two parts?

Sometimes, when students treat others, including me disrespectfully, it’s hard for me to keep calm. Could I find an appropriate way to face and deal with a certain situation? Do I need to point out and stop the students’ bad behavior immediately?If the students’ words are very rude from the perspective of Chinese culture, I will stop and to educate them. As a Chinese teacher, is this necessary in an international school? Am I a little strict? What would western teachers think and will they do in this situation? It is a little challenging for me.

*Reflecting on Survey Results

I teach five Chinese classes this academic year, and I decided to choose the class with the largest number of students for the survey so that I might get a diversity of data for reference. 22 students finished the1st Student Survey on Oct 17, 2019.

I’m not sure whether the students’ results are about my Chinese class, because only foreign languages and others are available for them to choose in the subject options.  As to individual learning prediction, students didn’t know how to choose the grade from C-A, because there are four-strand in MS, such as’ Beginning, Approaching, Meeting and Mastering’. They felt a little confused and just follow the  ‘Administration Script’ that I read at first from the Teacher Administration Guide.

The survey’s results come to me on October 30 with this link(https://app.tripoded.com/reports/175901/ClClass). I shared general information with my students and also the parts I need to clarify, such as:=

I think this process is more interesting. Students try to explain to me why there is no contradiction between one and two.

*Personal Goal

The survey’s results reflected my goal setting on Classroom management as well!

  1. Student behavior in this class makes the teacher angry. (Level: High)

this is a strength area for you.

I don’t think I am an easily angry person, but I always point out and stop students’ inappropriate behaviors seriously and directly. Maybe that’s why the result of “angry” comes from in this part.

“Angry” could make others feel emotional, instead of focusing on what the teacher emphasizes. Therefore, how to calm myself and deal with students’ Inappropriate behavior smoothly will be an aspect I would like to face. As a teacher, an adult, I hope I am a joyful, warm and kind person consistently and to be a model for students.

*Decision & Opportunities

I plan to observe some western teachers’ lessons, especially focusing on the relationship between teachers and students, although I’m not sure if I have an opportunity to see how a teacher deals with students’ inappropriate behavior in class.

I also plan to attend some PDs to help me improve interaction with students in certain situations.

1 Comment

  1. Jon Hill

    Nice post, Jane! Great idea to visit the classrooms of other teachers.

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