Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Pause and reflect!

As we move towards the end of the school term... it is a great time to pause and reflect on the progress our students have made.
In Australia, at this time of year, our students are nearly half way through the curriculum they are expected to learn. We are currently writing, proof reading and publishing student reports that indicate the personal growth that each child has made. However, we recognise the different stages of learning that students go through, and we must take stock of where they have started from and celebrate how far they have come.
In Mathematics - student progress can be rapid and amazing gains can be made as children grasp a new concept or they are ready for the next step in a Mathematical sequence of learning.

This week, we are encouraging you to pause and reflect!

Make time to stop and consider the following...
  • What concepts have you explored in Mathematics over this half year?
  • What amazing gains have your students made?
  • Is there a student who has suprised you? Why?
  • What changes have you made to your Mathematics program?
  • What has stayed the same?
  • What will you do differently next semester?
  • Which child/children are ready for the 'next steps'?
  • How will your planning look?
  • How will you differentiate?
As teachers, we are constantly striving to improve.
Ask yourself one, some or all of the above and make a plan!
If there is anything that we here at iSURF can do to help...
then please let us know!
or comment below!