Professional Development Goals

Each week I made a Professional Development Goal when heading into my placement. The reflections of each goal is within that week’s lesson plan.

Week 1- Family structures

This week my goal was to create a strong set to make sure students were engaged and ready to learn.

Week 2- Life Roles

To get feedback from students during group work

I will walk around each group and ask the students how they are doing. I will also ask one student to give me a summary of the life roles they have brainstormed.

As I walk around each group I will see if they have proper life roles written on their sheets, if students are too shy or embarrassed to speak up.

Throughout the lesson I will stop the class and ask students to give me a thumbs up if they understand the content or a thumbs down if they do not.

Week 3- Character description

Started as closure but soon became classroom management. I was able to work on this goal by giving students who were doing their “job” positive reinforcement.

 Week 4- personal consumer choices

Strong closure- this was a previous goal of mine but it was changed so I decided to do it again. With my closure I am wanting to do a class discussion so all students have a chance to speak.

Week 5- Debates

Getting feedback from students during group work (did this a second time because I needed to strengthen it).

I will walk around each group and ask the students how they are doing. I will also ask one student to give me a summary the ideas they have brainstormed.

As I walk around each group I will see if they have proper arguments written on their sheets, if students are too shy or embarrassed to speak up.

Throughout the lesson I will stop the class and ask students to give me a thumbs up if they understand the content or a thumbs down if they do not.

Week 6- Food Guide

Giving strong instructions- I pre made instructions and repeated instructions twice to know that students would understand.