R.I.S.E Evaluation Term 2 2019
I was eager to revisit my RISE goal from last term. It turned out that I didn’t have a journal on the Learning at Panania site and so my Term 1 reflection has only just been posted now as this has been rectified. I was excited to complete this Term’s R.I.S.E cycle with Natalie and find out what her RISE journey had been like thus far,.. We found similar ground in that we are both embarking on RISE for the first year and had a good chat about how we are going. We both said that we found RISE to be a great way to take some time out and evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching and engage in professional dialogue with other teachers. We reflected on our Term 1 Goal and started the process…
My goal last term was:
To embedded learning intentions and success criteria in my teaching. And to reflect on these and refer back to them when working with students.
I have been making a point of directly referring to success criteria and learning intentions in a grades I work in and chose to film my evidence of achieving this goal with my Year 1 Newman Math class. The class has had previously been exposed to this success criteria and have been working towards it for a few lessons. This lesson went well. We revisited the SC as a whole class and the class split up into groups and completed relevant tasks. I took a teacher group. We revisited the SC again as a group and the Students were able to readily identify what was required of them. We read a number problem together and using the whiteboard tables the Students used a number line to model the jump strategy for subtraction using 2 digit numbers. All Students were able to achieve the SC in this lesson and could articulate and use the language of the SC throughout the task. We kept revisiting the SC as a class but some feedback I got from my RISE partner Natalie was that perhaps it would be better if Students had something physical in front of them with the SC on it (as opposed to being on the screen). I agreed this was a great idea and we had a chat about what this could look like in the future. We thought of perhaps a checklist that the Students could tick off as they achieved the SC. We discussed how this could possibly allow for immediate and recorded feedback to be given to the students as it was identified in my video that although some feedback was given, it was not structured in a way that would allow students to have a record of their feedback and specifically know what they needed to continue to work on. This discussion lead to the development of my goal for the next cycle of RISE:
To individualise and involve students in the process of determining which SC and LI have been achieved well and which ones still need to be worked on in a relevant and timely manner.
To help me achieve this goal I am going to investigate which methods of self-assessment and feedback teachers at our school are already using. I will start with Natalie’s class to see how she has worked towards the goal of giving relevant and timely feedback in writing.