The RISE cycle is one that I endeavoured to make more commonplace in my teaching practice. I am looking forward to reviewing my goal that I set earlier in the year in upcoming weeks.
I completed the RISE cycle in Term 1 and after missing my session due to illness (sorry Jessie!) I caught up with Lucy to reflect on the teaching of reading in our classrooms. Of course during the first reflection viewing I noticed many irrelevant points, however a few of these behaviours that I demonstrated seemed to impact the quality of my teaching. I need to remind myself to STOP MOVING. Swivelling and shuffling pencils are potentially impactful on the learning - I was personally distracted by my incessant movements so wonder if this, too, would distract the students.
All students involved
Using the whiteboard table to address a variety of reading strategies
Maintained focus on the learning intention - structure and features of a persuasive text
Encouraging students throughout the session
Some open ended questions that required students to provide evidence
Talking too much!!
Forgot to state learning intention at the beginning of session
Not giving enough wait time
Interrupting students while they were talking
Ss not taking the lead in the session
Text at an instructional level - think it would be better if it was slightly more challenging (ZPD)
Too much recording - not enough discussion?
By reflecting on my video, Lucy and I discussed a plethora of potential goals, including questioning strategies, developing learner agency, implementing reciprocal reading principles, facilitating deeper conversations with students, the list goes on! After much deliberation, we settled on the following goal:
By the end of Term 2, I will have developed questioning skills to support students to comprehend more complex texts and started to research strategies to develop student agency in guided reading sessions.
Sorry that my post is so incredibly delayed however I look forward to continue reflecting on this goal throughout the course of Term 2.