When I was informed about the requirements for R.I.S.E week I was a tad nervous to view myself from the students point of view but turns out it has been a very rewarding experience!
My biggest struggle has been transitioning into stage 3 and developing a thorough understanding of the structure for guided reading. I am also a part of the English PLT team so I decided that this would be a suitable focus for R.I.S.E week. I recorded a guided reading session that focused on the features of informative texts and literal questioning.
I met with Mimi to discuss our recorded lessons and the areas we wish to improve our teaching practise. Mimi pointed out the positive aspects of my lesson: explicit teacher instruction, clear aim of the lesson, immediate and relevant feedback to students and a strong link to the Science unit. An area of improvement we agreed on was structure: less teacher talk and more opportunities for students to engage and respond.
Mimi’s feedback has given me insight to things that I never would have considered- even the positives. I am very lucky to receive valuable guidance from an experienced teacher and her thoughts/insights have provided me with a clear direction to take with developing my teaching practise for guided reading. From this experience I was able to develop a goal:
To develop my knowledge and understanding of reciprocal reading
I do believe that continuous self- reflection is important so that I can celebrate my successes and strive to improve my practise.