19 May 2015

My Teaching Vision

Classroom Teaching 

What do I want to achieve through my teaching in the Classroom?


In order of importance to my Vision

The Atmosphere - Orangatanga
  1. Develop strong relationships/Kotahitanga- Peer to peer and between students and teacher
  2. High engagement and motivation through choice of activities.

Planning
  1. Skills based approach - You can give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, or you can teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
  2. Interactive approach - Students engage with meaningful decision making that influences their learning
  3. Assessment primarily focused on understanding application of skill...

What pedagogies am I using that support this Vision?



Orangatanga Vision
Current Pedagogies I Use
Opportunities For Further Action
Develop strong relationships - Peer to Peer
Mixed groups on group work not only with friends.
Sitting in different seats
Peer assessment
Sitting in different seats with different people every class

Use circle time to share how their week has been
Develop strong relationships - Student/Teacher
Be nice
Door open approach
Fair and controlled interaction always so they know what to expect
Humour

Working with students learning together on projects, e.g. Sam and I working out how to put photos onto Kidblog and move them around

Develop co-construction projects between students and teachers
High engagement and motivation through choice of activities.
Quandary App, United Nations Debate, Class Dojo Level up system
Parents involved with their blogs. Could do this through mid year reports.

Planning Vision
Current Pedgogies I Use
Opportunities for Further Action
Skills based approach
Developed 7 Key Skills needed to be a good citizen
Each unit is underpinned by an aspect of these skills
Review the 7 key skills and their sub skills.  
Focus on what skills we are learning before, during and after units.
Interactive approach
Provide enough instructions for students to continue at their own pace and progress individually where possible
Class dojo random feature to select students to share ideas and opinions
Personal Reflection that encourages thinking about how to apply their learning 


Give students opportunities for decision making that impacts their learning e.g., topic choice, task choice
Explore effective methods for students to record evidence while doing an activity, e.g., forms, photos, short vids - 20sec, 
Assessment primarily focused on understanding application of skill
Assessment based on the 7 Key Skills
Develop literacy aspect of social studies teaching and assessment
Use literacy resources from others e.g., for Paragraph writing, spelling and punctuation, document layout, 
Develop engaging assessments 

E Learning Vision


What do I want to achieve through the use of the E-Learning environment?

Learning (Equal importance)
  • Develop effective collaboration within the classroom and around the world
  • Connect with the wider community - Parents, Dilworth School, The world
  • Prepare students for workplace increasingly focused on the digital world

Hardware Logistics (In order of importance)
  1. Use multiple formats to evidence learning
  2. Have single place for all significant learning to be displayed in multiple formats
  3. Easy access to work any time for teacher and students

What pedagogies am I using that support this Vision?


Learning VisionCurrent Pedagogies I UseOpportunities For Further Action
Develop effective collaboration within the classroom and around the world
Small group work in class,
Units that include groups work
  • Kotahitanga
  • Model United Nations
  • Quandary
Greater collaboration between classes on projects, simple google doc stuff
Connect with the wider community - Parents, Dilworth School, The worldInclude parents with access to student blogs.
Increase wider community involvement in student blogs

Find another teacher outside Dilworth keen to do a collaborative project.

Make google sites of shared interest with like minded member of other classes extension activity. Start with google doc of all possible subjects then assign the creators and go for it.
Prepare students for workplace increasingly focused on the digital world
  • Digital citizenship unit
  • Using Blogs as portfolios



Hardware Logistics VisionCurrent Pedagogies I useOpportunities for further action
Use multiple formats to evidence learningPosters, Blog posts, Reflections, sculptures, short videos
App Smashing eg Skitch to Explain Everything. 
Focus on Explain everything as the final app to feed stuff into.
Have single place for all significant learning to be displayed in multiple formats e.g., photos, video, txt.Using Kid blog Use Blogger, as it could fit better with other digital infrastructure of the school e.g., hapara, google docs.
Easy access to work any time for teacher and studentsKid Blog, Google Docs with Hapara

Cabin Coach (Pastoral Care) Vision

What do I want to achieve as a Cabin Coach? 

  • Strong Relationships - Peer to Peer and Coach to Cabin Members
  • Develop Interdependence - Cabin Members can manage the daily running of the cabin with direct supervision in term one and they progress to indirect supervision by term 4
  • Develop independence in daily life - cleaning, punctuality, prepared
  • Cabin Member do the Right Thing when not being supervised

What are the pedagogies I do to support this?

VisionCurrent Pedagogies I UseOpportunities For Further Action
Strong Relationships
Firm but fair.  Always keep calm adult state when in conversation.  Plan shared fun experiences.
Explain group development stages
Use Bucket meeting to clear the air when needed
Operate as a part of the team more often, e.g. games, cleaning, evening meals cleaning


Develop Interdependence
Start very directive leadership in term one and move to supportive leadership in term 4
Hand over ownership of cleaning checking
Plane Crew Concept Session
Develop a clear step system with performance indicators for when I should be adapting my leadership style, perhaps link it with group challenge and reward of privilege/freedoms
Develop Independence
Ensuring they are accountable when they don’t meet expectations
Frame Concept Session
Talk about concept of no bell more regularly.  
Develop and use a self assessment tool for how well they are meeting expectations.
Do the Right Thing
Always follow through with future based conversations when not so good decision has been made by them
My Word Concept Session
Line of Choice Concept Session
Run a Cabin Coach on doing the Right thing not the easy thing - especially when no teachers around.








  

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