Friday, 24 April 2015

Shaping Up Reflection on the PD Day

3 Important or Interesting Points

1. The board has put together an IEP writing guide for teachers. This is an excellent tool to use when writing an IEP. The online version has an interactive table of contents so you don't have to flip through all the pages. There is a sample IEP for a grade 8 students that can be used as an exemplar when writing the annual goal, accommodations and transition plan. 

2. "The Math Cheat Book" this sounds so much better than what I remember when I was in school. The difference between then and now. The book is used as a reference for students to go back to and remember the lesson. Then you copied the lesson and then did the work and went through many books so I never went back to see an old lesson. 

What about putting the cheat book on the wall - with a math map that illustrates the journey throughout the unit. 

Even better combine the two ideas - The math cheat book could become an online tool whereby the picture of the math wall is taken and through the use of programs such as thinglink students could add notes to themselves and export the picture to google presentation. The google presentation could become the cheat book and be shared with all! 

3. I learned today that I am tenacious (and that I don't know how to spell it!)

tenacious: not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined.

As I helped a co-worker to restore a blog that had not been written on since last year she called me tenacious. It is true I would not give up I promised to restore her blog and that was what I was going to do!

One thing that Squares my Thinking

1. What I saw today that I completely agree with is small group instruction!

One thing still Circling in my Head
How can we come together as a school to create consistency across grades, divisions and even bigger amongst the board. 


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