- Inquire into and reflect on the effectiveness of practice in an ongoing way, using evidence from a range of sources.
- Critically examine how my own assumptions and beliefs, including cultural beliefs, impact on practice and the achievement of learners with different abilities and needs, backgrounds, genders, identities, languages and cultures.
- Engage in professional learning and adaptively apply this learning in practice.
- Be informed by research and innovations related to: content disciplines; pedagogy; teaching for diverse learners, including learners with disabilities and learning support needs; and wider education matters.
- Seek and respond to feedback from learners, colleagues and other education professionals, and engage in collaborative problem solving and learning focused collegial discussions.
As part of my assessments written for MTEL 8002 and 8005, I had to consistently critically reflect on my own practice, review and critique existing professional knowledge, and apply new techniques to constantly improve my practice in 2018.
Some of the areas I focused on were:
- Learning Intentions and Success Criteria
- Universal Design for Learning
- Diversification of Learning Activities
I was regularly observed in my classes during 2018, and learned a great deal from my mentors. Twenty-two recorded observations throughout the year can be found on my observations page.
My in-school-mentor, learning area advisor, and head of learning area guided me in improving:
- Use of te Reo Māori
- Classroom Management