Sunday, December 9, 2012

Surveying Students About My Practice

2012 8R12 students have the opportunity to complete a survey on my teaching.

8R12 students can still complete the survey. View the survey.

View the live summary of responses (updates automatically).

What went well:
  1. Use of technology
  2. PE
  3. I keep students on task
  4. I get involved in activities
  5. Structured lessons
  6. Clear, simple explanations
  7. I'm organised
Even better if:
  1. Keep students more well-informed about their progress
  2. Explain things more clearly
  3. Give more time for projects
  4. Do more projects
  5. More presenting to the class
  6. More varied activities in the literacy tumble
  7. More paper tasks for H/W
  8. Communicate important stuff early

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Gootorials: How to whatever Google!

I've started making short tutorials to help my students and colleagues do things using Google Apps. Each Gootorial will consist of a set of simple written instructions with an accompanying YouTube video demonstrating the skill.

I will add the Gootorial document to a page on this blog and my class blog to allow easy access to it.

View the published Google doc of Gootorials.

Suggest Gootorials by email.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Appraisal Time!

It's fast approaching the end of the year which means appraisal time again. Although I always find the last minute appraisal process somewhat beneficial, I will be aiming next year to carry out ongoing reflection against the twelve RTC criteria: setting myself goals each week to ensure I am progressing against the standards and continuing my development into a well-rounded educator.

Evidence for my appraisal is organised into the following:


  1. My Portfolio
  2. Google Drive documents (restricted access)
  3. My appraisal page on Blogger
  4. My shared Evernote notebook: Includes reflections against the twelve RTC