The list on the wall was developed by my U.S. History students.
It is important as educators that we continually strive to improve our skills. Teaching is a profession that requires energy/passion, content knowledge, and a toolbox of teaching strategies. The art or pedagogy of teaching is more that just knowing a subject.
Two years ago a fellow teacher and I worked collaboratively. We focused on a teaching strategy that was focused on student self-efficacy. Self-efficacy empowered our students to be active participants and consumers of their own education.
We encouraged students to actively evaluate their own learning, engagement, and openness to feedback from teachers and peers. We found that students became more resilient and could identify strategies to overcome challenges more effectively. As teachers we continuously modeled the proper use of accepting feedback by encouraging the students to appropriately evaluate our performance as teachers. We actively demonstrated to students that we were willing to strive to improve and change. We found that being open to and implementing change built valuable connections with students and fostered mutual respect and trust.
During the current year our focus was to be on standards/proficiency based grading similar to programs implemented in Granite and Juab schools districts. We were going to pilot during the 4th quarter, but the pandemic put an end to that.
Posted on 07 May 2020, 19:30 - Category: Political Viewpoints