When we started the online learning in February, I experienced the initial panic and lost. How am I going to teach students’ language without their presence? With the school strong’s strong support and collaboration among my team, I not only survived but also had a deeper understanding of teaching and our students. Together with my team, we provided scaffolding activities to support students’ four language skills. I had a better understanding of each student’s progress and was able to provide individual support. Seeing many student’s strong growth in reading is a reward.
As I reflect on my online teaching, I would like to provide more face-to-face interaction opportunities for my students. I am excited to have the opportunities to teach in a “real” classroom; at the same time, I want to help the students who are outside of Beijing to feel connected and belonging by providing screencast activities and live Zoom sessions.
I am very grateful to be a member of the ES CLL team. Everyone is supportive, positive, and accountable.
My 5C focus for the new school year will be Care as I think it is critical for students’ social and emotional well-being during this period. I want to provide more opportunities for students to interact with teachers and peers through small groups. I will continue to provide individual feedbacks on key learning tasks. Sharing my face and voice are essential to make learning more personalized for students learning online.
I have chosen Consolidate as my personal goal this year because I want my students to have opportunities to share with me what they are learning. As a veteran teacher, I regularly review and summarize what has been taught at the end of each lesson. I try to explain key concepts and offer multiple explanations for those that frequently confuse. However, I didn’t give students opportunities to summarize what they have learned. This year, I will work on this area so students can be the center of the learner.
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.
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