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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

My 2018 Teaching as Inquiry Goal






My Goal for 2018: To enhance the achievement levels of my Year 7 & 8 students in reading, writing and maths, by providing authentic learning experiences that develop and strengthen their acquisition of language. 

I will focus on helping students to notice the language.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Learners' Profile

16 February 2018

Creating Learners Profile - With this process I am able to affirm myself in what I know about the learners and gathering evidence that helps me paint pictures them.
The learners' helped me in creating their profile. We conducted a project - HOW ABOUT ME. With this project, the learners has to write an AUTOBIOGRAPHY of themselves.  They write a BioPoem of themselves. They interviewed their parents about their expectations for them as their children. This was a great eye opener.  Some of the responses were vague and parents were not too sure of what they expect of their children.
Through art, learners create a silhouette portrait and drew what are the most important things for them - at least 5.  Again this activity provide an opportunity to see through the eyes of my learners.
My challenge is - How can I build on what my learners have?



One of my learners' art work.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Language in Abundance

First CoL Meeting for 2018 - 8 February
What resonate with me in this very first meeting was the assurance from Mr Burt of my role as a CoL person - To conduct a mean as inquiry at my level in a subject area of my choice with LANGUAGE IN ABUNDANCE as the lens.

Dr Jannie Van Hees shed lights on LANGUAGE IN ABUNDANCE and what it means to us as teachers.
The questions were asked -
What language offers a person’s learning?

How Learning offers language capability?

Listening to Dr Jannie and her explanation, I thought of my learners who will journey with me this year. Some are new to me and some were with me last year.
Jannie's explanation and examples painted a picture of my learners and the questions lingered in my head - What do I need to do to have language in abundance with my learners?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The 2018 Learning Journey


2018 kicked off calmly with a small class!  Have a lot of boys and I have to be creative in my approach to capture their interest and motivate them to engage in their learning.  I know I can't do it alone but with the support of many around me. 

The Journey has began!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Testing, Collating, Analysing

From the beginning of week 2 students were tested on PROBE, GLOSS and PAT.  Data collected and shared with learners.  Very powerful to see shift and progress made by some of my learners.