Hanging on

April 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

One of our lecturers gave us some good advice the other day, in the form of a quote I can’t now find. It goes something like this, “To survive in times of great change, stick to a few key principles and hang on.”

I thought I might have a go at identifying what key principles I want to hang onto when I’m into my probation year…

[1] Respect all learners and all learning
fostering a supportive, inclusive community, valuing diversity and recognising what children bring to the classroom

[2] Continuing professional development
continue to evaluate my teaching, using this blog and a critical incidents file to reflect on my practice and identify ways to improve

[3] Positivity and solution focus
without taking away from point [2], focus on what’s going well, what the children are achieving, and bring that positivity to my teaching

[4] Assessment for learning
involving all the children in their learning and development, sharing learning intentions and success criteria and making sure feedback is:

  • good quality
    grounded in the idea that everyone can take a next step in their learning
  • Is that enough to be going on with?


    Entry filed under: pedagogy.

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