During the RISE cycle I reflected on my own practice, specifically focusing on feedback. I have been able to improve the way that I offer timely feedback to my students in a way that is effective for all students in the class and their learning. Through talking this process through with my RISE partner, we recognised that for effective implementation of goal setting, sessions need to be conducted during writing feedback conferences. This should be as part of the writing lesson, rather than trying to find an additional goal setting time. In order for this process to be streamlined and given the time that it deserves, we need to plan this into our timetabling and not rush to fit it in.
Another positive realisation that came out of our reflective session what incidental things such as seeing the different ways that we lead the students conferences. I have the students read their work to me rather than me reading it myself. While this was not a focus of our feedback or reflection, my partner took it onboard as an approach she would use to strengthen the quality of her own student teacher conferences.
This was yet another positive experience to reflect on my own practice and the practice of my colleague. We both learned from each other's practice and left with new ideas to implement within our classrooms. It also gave me further clarity around my professional goals for the direction I want to take with my students this year.