Archive | August, 2013

Reflection of Appraisal Goals:

8 Aug

Reflection of Appraisal Goals:
8/ 08/13
Goal One:
RTC: To demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of professional practice.
Specific Goal:
To discover and develop new tools/ resources in ICT by working with, and learning from, colleagues. To attend professional development workshops that provides new ideas and tools to use in the classroom, which will then provide new and engaging learning opportunities.
Reflection:
It is now the end of term three, week two, and I cannot believe how fast the year has flown by! We have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. I am looking forward to now having the next term to settle down and focus on some focused learning within the classroom. All we have to prepare for now is camp in term four and start thinking about end of year reports.
This term I plan to use more resources online and my teaching station to teach certain areas and subjects. This term already I have been able to use it to teach measurement, Te Reo tasks, to share examples of speeches.
Resources:
-Measurement:
Length: Using maps with Google Maps.
https://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&gl=nz&daddr=160+Manchester+Street,+Feilding+4702&panel=1&f=d&fb=1&geocode=0,-40.221828,175.560804&cid=0,0,2924047074417151842&hq=Manchester+Street+School&hnear=0x6d40357a5ad9e645:0x500ef6143a2c330,Feilding&ei=scb0T4KJI42hiQf12fTZBg&ved=0CJQBEJ4CMAA
Time: Digital and Analogue clocks
http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock/clockres.html
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/large-digital-clock/
http://www.mathsisfun.com/time-clocks.html

Area/ perimeter:
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/perimeter_and_area/index.html
-Te Reo:
How to count in Te Reo: http://www.maorilanguage.net/phrase_drills/phrase_drills_lesson.cfm?learningsubcategoryid=6
Weather in Te Reo:
http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-reo-Maori-lesson-plans/Curriculum-level-2/Kei-te-pehea-te-ahua-o-te-rangi-How-s-the-weather
Discussion of important symbols and people that are identified on the New Zealand notes and coins:
http://coins.nzpost.co.nz/about-coins-collecting/brief-history-new-zealand-currency
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_dollar
-Speeches/ writing:
Examples of children sharing speeches:

I have found all of these resources really useful in the classroom and the children have connected and learnt new ideas and information from having them displayed and used within my lessons. I found having the YouTube clips really powerful and also the Te Reo pronunciation for numbers and for weather was wonderful. The children picked up things quick and grasped the concepts and ideas.

Goal Two:
To be an effective teacher of Oral language.
To develop an in-depth understanding of the process and skills in the teaching of Oral language.
To have an in-depth knowledge of the “Talkit” programme and resource.
Reflection:
This term the focus moves from ‘Informal Oral Language’ to ‘Formal Oral Language’. This comes at a perfect time when speeches are being written and taught within the Senior Team classrooms. After having the Professional Development day on ‘Formal’ Oral Language I now feel more confident in the way we are teaching speech delivery and format/ layout. I know that the children are writing effective speeches.
What I want to start to do is getting the children to practise a smaller idea or their speech in a simple way of sharing three main ideas with pictures/ A3 poster and just talking to and about them (the way Del explained it to me). This will allow the children to see what they know already about their topic allow them to get familiar with talking in front of an audience about a topic they are confident in and know lots about. It also gets them to practise getting up and sharing to an audience without being marked or feeling pressure. I can use this time to give the children feedback on their presentation skills and also about the key ideas and messages they are going to talk about within their speech. The children can then use the feedback given and apply it to their ‘true’ speech.
We have not started writing the actual speech but next week I am introducing how to write a speech and what speeches are designed and used to do within the world/ community. The children will grasp the main ideas and key messages behind giving speeches. We will also start to look at some speeches from the internet to see what makes a good/ bad speech.
We do not know our speech topic, but once we are given it I will send home homework speech booklets, and also have time in class to write out and discuss layouts of speeches and ideas.

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