Reflective Teacher: 30 day Blogging for teachers Day 16
If you could have one superpower to use in the classroom, what would it be and how would it help?
If I could have one superpower in the classroom it would be to read minds. It would help me with teaching my students. I would know if they are confused or thinking that the work is too easy. I would also be able to read parents minds and therefore we could communicate easier. I would tell what their concerns are and address them.
Reflective Teaching: 30 day of blogging for teachers Day 15
Name three strengths you have as an educator.
I love technology and keep on striving to learn more. The more I learn, the more I want to learn and use it in my classroom.
Willingness to try new things
I’m always willing to try new things in my classroom no matter what it is, technology, behaviour program…. My only condition is that I think about it first and see if it will fit into my classroom.
Willingness to ask for help
Some people think asking for help is a weakness but I think it is such a great thing. I don’t know something, I just ask and get the answer. We are a team, we need to work together.
Reflective Teacher: 30 day blogging challenge for teachers Day 14
What is feedback for learning, and how well do you give it to students?
Feedback for learning is letting the student know how they are doing on a specific task in order for them to improve on it. In order for feedback to be effective it needs to be timely, specific to the task at hand, and a small manageable goal.
Feedback is something that I’m working on this year. I created a conference form that I’m going to complete with my students. To see a post I wrote on the conference form, check it out here. Right now I’m just seeing what they need to improve on. Then, I will meet with them and talk to them about some things that I see that they are really good at and some things need to be improved. Then, together, we will choose a small manageable goal that they are going to work on. We will meet back in a week or so and see how it is going.
Since I teach Grade 1/2, our first goal will be to properly write their name in upper and lower case letters.
Reflective Teaching: 30 day blogging for teachers Day 13
Name the top edtech tools that you use on a consistent basis in the classroom, and rank them in terms of their perceived (by you) effectiveness.
I’m going to focus on ‘in the classroom’
This year I’m trying some new ones but I’m not sure how effective they will be yet.
- Edublogs (student blogs)