Goal setting

  • Goal setting,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU,  Uncategorized

    Professional Learning Part 6 – Reflection and re-write

    Window Shopper by Hindrik Sijens CC BY NC SA This year I have been blogging about the PE Professional Goals that I have set and my journey as I chronicle my way through the cycle of writing these goals, the actions needed to be taken to implement them, the student learning I have worked towards and then the lesson series and now I would like to share some of the reflections and teacher learning that I have taken away.  This is not the end… I have the next phase of this work which is to teach it all again to a different Grade 7 class in the coming months and…

  • Concept based learning,  formative assessment,  Goal setting,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU,  Uncategorized

    Professional Learning Part 4 – Collecting Evidence – Lesson 1 + 2

    untitled by Mark Barry CC BY NC SA This year I have been working around two professional development goals – one is data driven and the other is to video myself teaching and work to see areas of strength and areas for growth. I am on a quest to use data more effectively in my PE classes to really see if what I am doing has the desired affect on student learning.  I have been sharing a lot of my thoughts, concerns and questions on Voxer and have been soaking up the commentary of others – one in particular, Dr. Stephen Harvey, a lecturer and writer working in the USA…

  • feedback,  Goal setting,  peer coaching,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU

    Professional Learning + Video – Part 3

    Special Report by Brian Rinker CC BY This academic year one of the Middle School Professional Learning aspects is to have a video taken of you (me) teaching a class.  It is any class you choose (so bias expected!) and then I need to nominate a special soul to come and chat with me about a series of things that I can nominate.  I of course will have watched the video and prepared my observations and data for my learning partner.  This is something I am hoping to do in the next few months and I am wondering if I could ask one person from my school but also invite…

  • Goal setting,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection

    Professional Learning + Data = analysis student learning – Part 2

    Last month I began the journey of discovery about Professional development for this academic year.  Part one in my reflecting is here.  I have taken more time to reflect on this and also chatted to Jarrod Robinson who gave me a very interesting book – Essentialism – which amongst a lot of the things that I am digesting has made me wonder What is/are the things that give the most impact to the work I am doing? What is Essential in this moment (and what can be trimmed away or left out)?  If the focus is Student Learning and I have specific outcomes, then they should be explicitly taught and…

  • formative assessment,  Goal setting,  peer coaching,  PhysedSummit,  Professional Development,  Research,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU

    Professional Learning + Data = analysis student learning – Part 1

    Algorithms by Kevin Dooley CC BY I am grappling with the direction of my professional growth and defining a SMART goal for the next academic year.  The focus of course is Student Learning in Physed (and Wellness/Health).  I have moved to the International School of Beijing (ISB) and as with any school, there are expectations of professional growth and the Middle School at ISB have decided to do this in two different ways. Firstly we are being asked to “develop a goal that shows growth in your ability to use data to provide a more personalized learning experience for your students” and secondly we are being asked to set a guiding…

  • Concept based learning,  Criteria,  Goal setting,  Leadership,  MYP,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU

    Thoughtful Strategy can lead to Success.

    Eyes on the Prize by Alan CC BY NC SA Thoughtful strategy can lead to success. In PE our team has been working hard to develop Key Concepts of study that could be used in any context – not just PE.  This has lead to some healthy conversation with our PE Team about the lifelong learning we want students to take from our subject and apply to other aspects of their lives and in our Net Games units we look at Strategy through the Key concept of how to plan for performance and collaborate effectively with others to do this. Students have been working in designated teams of 3 (that I…

  • Goal setting,  Professional Development,  Research

    Action Research Project – Motion – Part 2

    An Evening Stroll by Doug Waldron CC BY SA In January I blogged about all of the ideas that were swimming and growing in my brain to do with an Action Research Project I would like to do.  I  have had almost two months to let these fester and take shape as well as enjoying some amazing conversations with different #Physed people who have kindly shared their ideas and more importantly their own research and findings to enable me to consider my plan. Dean Dudley (@deandudley) is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, Aus.  He has been very generous with his time and his data and experience…

  • ACHPER,  Concept based learning,  Goal setting,  Professional Development,  Teacher Reflection,  TGfU

    Monkey on my back

    Snow Monkeys 16 by P.Fabian CC BY SA NC For many months now I have been mulling over some ideas that sit poorly with me.  I feel like I am a bit of a fraud but to be honest but I think I am a little hard on myself as a teacher. I am at a cross-roads and need to address the monkey on my back. At APPEC I had the opportunity to go to a few different workshops or listen to key notes and I feel that through these I can better articulate what has been making me feel uncomfortable but allowed me to articulate this better for myself.…