Main question: "How can I accelerate the progress of my focus group of students to where they should be in relation to the National standards?" Using some initial data and knowledge of my students, I was able to identify (target) students.
My Focusing Inquiry questions were:
- What assessment information do I have?
- What are my students' strengths?
- What are my students' learning needs?
My Inquiry: "How can I support these students to show and explain their thinking?"
My Teaching Inquiry questions were:
- What instructional strategies will I use to help students achieve?
- What resources will I need?
- How will I differentiate to meet student needs?
- How will I encourage student ownership of their learning?
- What personal learning do I need to undertake? (Research/Readings/Support from others/Professional Development/Observations/videos)
- Encourage student recording: Whiteboard, Student books, iPad - voice/ video, Student blogs
- Relevant problems: student interest, addition and subtraction
- Using materials
- Providing challenge: students think of problems
- Learning buddy work: explain what buddy said
- Questioning: provide thinking time
My Learning Inquiry will look at:
- What impact has my teaching had on my students?
- How do I know, what is the evidence? (Assessment/Student feedback - feed forward/Observations)
- What do I need to do next?
- What changes could I implement?
Reflection: (To be elaborated on in due course)
See outcome in 'End of year reflection (2014)'
~ "Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best"
- Bob Talbert ~