"Be a reflective teacher. Honesty look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate the purpose of your role as a teacher"- Robert John Meehan
Flashback to Term 2 RISE: "Develop Pedagogical techniques to break down 'Hands-up' culture." I have made a strong effort to change my teaching methods to achieve my goal. I have seen a huge improvement in student engagement as they are aware that they can be called upon to at any time to discuss their thinking.
BANG! Week 9 Term 3!
Patrick Morrison and I continued our work with RISE and evaluating each other as educators. I had previously worked with Paige O'Rourke with reciprocal reading. I decided that I would teach this and have Patrick evaluate this lesson as this is something he is passionate about. Overall I believed that the lesson was a success. I was able to gather feedback from the students, they advised me that they much rather doing something like compared to 'standard' guided reading. This will be my little project for the school holidays to organise recirpocal reading for Term 4.
Patrick Morrison gave me feedback such as;
- Very well prepared - Students began to ask some great questions
- Good vocab for learning - Loved the evaluation of the text - moving towards objective c and d
- Well scaffolded/facilitated - The group seem to be enjoying the new structure
- Well re-directed back to the text - Asking for feedback of the lesson is brilliant!
He also offered me some guidance for my teaching. He told me that he also would make these similar actions in the classroom. During my lesson, I used the words "sweet" and "cool" a couple of times. This is one of the many beauties of R.I.S.E as I would never have picked this up.
GOAL: Be the end of Week 2 Term 4, Pat will have been in to observe Lachlan teach a reciprocal reading lesson that is inclusive of the feedback. Pat and I created this goal together to aid each other. Not only will I get further feedback from my reciprocal reading, but it will also keep us accountable throughout Term 4 to continue evaluating each others' teaching and learning from one another.