REFLECTIONS FROM OUr last round
Since our last round I have been reflecting on the power of networking. Teachers and leaders in our four schools have taken on board new focuses - ones that they otherwise would not have considered. So many teachers in our four schools are trying new strategies in their classrooms - the practical ideas that are observed are being transferred to new settings. And there is an impressive depth of thinking about teaching, learning and leading.
What one thing has struck you since our round at Oakhill Drive?
9/13/2016 08:23:55 pm
What impacted me the most at our last round is how truly committed teachers are to improving their practice for their students. Good teachers will do anything to help their students learn! They experiment with new strategies and gain feedback from students to reflect on their impact on learning. I left the last round thinking about how my students could best utilise i can statements and how to develop deeper self-reflection using the REAL framework. I always learn something new from each round! Thanks Barb and the IR Dural network for always inspiring me to become a better teacher. :)
9/21/2016 02:10:06 pm
The importance of thinking about our school vision (having self- regulated learners) when planning at the lesson and unit level. This can help ensure we embed formative assessment /visible learning strategies effectively. Also when reading a pertinent article thinking about how it can be applied within our next lessons (whether it be our next TPL we plan or for classroom teachers, a lesson planned for the class). I agree with Steph re how much we learn from collaborating and helped me reflect on how far we have come as a network. Also, delighted that Michelle is thinking about how to help kindies become more self directed.
9/17/2016 10:16:04 am
The most important take away that resonates deeply with me from our instructional rounds is the importance of engaging students in learning. I want students to be motivated to explore learning and be driven to self reflect and teach others. I feel it is important that students know the learning intention and have the confidence to pursue learning to develop their own criteria for success. Teachers can effectively facilitate this growth by equipping students with skills and strategies that inspire a positive attitude and a growth mindset.
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