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                                                The Reflective Journal



Week No.                                Programme commences

1             Teaching and Learning: What have you learnt from the conferences? What
               impact will it have on your teaching and your learners?




2             Consider what knowledge and skills in your subject you expect students to bring
               from KS2 to KS3
              Reflect on your special school placement with reference to the briefing sheet
               (80:20 trainees only)




3             Reflect on your primary school experience in relation to the briefing for the visit.
               How does the school use SSP to develop reading skills? Consider similarities and
               differences between primary and secondary schooling, what strategies could be
               transferred to secondary school in your subject and what secondary teachers can
               learn from their primary colleagues.
4      Reflect on how the behaviour management ideas and strategies from C3 can be
        implemented in your teaching. What outcomes do you expect?




5      Consider behaviour management issues specific to your subject.
       Reflect on the task set for discussion at your next subject day.




6      Reflect on the how your lesson planning is progressing. How well did your
        students meet the learning objectives you addressed last week? Discuss the
        importance of learning objectives in lesson planning with reference to
        differentiation and learning outcomes.
7          Subject specific task related to lesson planning.




8          Review the materials from PS3. How will what you learnt from this and from your
            SENCO be incorporated into your teaching? (Supernumerary trainees only)
           Reflect on how you have met the needs of SEN students in your classes (80:20
            trainees only)
           Reflect on the conferences and other central training in the last half term. How
            have your perceptions changed? What has been the impact on your teaching? (all
            trainees)




9    Half Term

10         Consider the importance of communication within school and across the whole
            school/home community. Relate your reflections to your learning from the last
            conference and your experiences so far. How will this affect your communication
            with students, colleagues and parents/ carers?
11      To what extent is the key language of your subject essential in teaching your
         subject?




12      Reflect on the differences between the form tutor role and the subject teacher
         role. Will this have an impact when you teach some of your tutor group in a
         subject group?




13      Consider why the evidence you have selected demonstrates your strength in
         meeting the Standards.




14      Consider how your school and your department manage inclusion. What have
         you learnt that will improve your inclusive practice?
15         Reflect on your special school placement with reference to the briefing sheet
            (Supernumerary trainees only)




16         Reflect on the conferences and other central training in the last term. How have
            your perceptions changed? What has been the impact on your teaching and your
            students’ learning?




17   Christmas Holiday

18   Christmas Holiday

19         Reflect on the development of your subject knowledge for teaching over the last
            term. How has your increasing awareness of subject pedagogy affected your
            teaching and your students’ learning?
20      Reflect on the lessons you have observed in which AfL is used most effectively.
         How does this help the student progress and the teacher understand the
         progress made? Which ideas from C6 will you use in your teaching? When and
         how?




21      Consider what you saw to inspire you at the BETT conference. How can you
         implement at least one of the new ideas in your teaching?




22      With reference to C7, what do you need to do to move your practice onwards
         and upwards?
        What impact is your improved use of AfL having on your students?




23      With reference to C6 and C8 reflect on links between AfL and personalisation of
         learning.
24         Reflect on the conferences and other central training in the last term and a half.
            How have your perceptions changed? What has been the impact on your
            teaching and your students’ learning?




25   Half Term

26         In the light of all you have learnt so far reflect on what makes an engaging lesson
            in which students make real progress. Is an entertaining lesson an effective
            lesson?




27         Discuss how you can develop some of the key ideas of active citizenship as a form
            tutor or within your subject
28      Consider the extent to which formal assessment of your students’ achievements
         in your subject can also be used to support their future learning.




29      Reflect on the ways in which your school and your department create an
         effective learning ethos so that students can reach their potential. What role do
         you play in this?




30      Reflect on the continuity of routes for students in your school and department
         from the end of KS3 to KS5 and beyond.




31      Reflect on the conferences and other central training in the last two terms. How
         have your perceptions changed? What has been the impact on your teaching and
         your students’ learning?
32   Easter Holiday

33   Easter Holiday

34         Consider how your teaching helps students to engage with and reflect on their
            own learning. How useful is your feedback (verbal and written)?




35         Reflect on your lessons so far this term. How well have your students
            progressed? How much have you modified your plans to take account of
            unexpected levels of progress (good or less good)?




36         In the light of last week’s action research review, consider and reflect upon your
            research and results. Do you need to do another cycle? If so identify when,
            where and with whom. If not, analyse your results and consider implications for
            future practice.
37      As a result of your reading and your discussion with your mentor, can you
         identify opportunities for stimulating a love of your subject in your students?




38      By now you will have incorporated some innovative strategies into your teaching.
         Consider the effectiveness of these and any modifications you would make to
         improve students’ learning.




39      Reflect on the development of your SKfT over the course of the year and identify
         priorities for future learning. Are there strategies that you find particularly
         beneficial in acquiring new knowledge?




40      Reflect on the conferences and other central training in the last two and a half
         terms. How have your perceptions changed? What has been the impact on your
         teaching and your students’ learning?
41   Half Term

42         Consider how you have contributed to the work of your departments in both
            your placement schools.




43         Reflect on the conferences and other central training over the whole course. How
            have your perceptions changed? What has been the impact on your teaching and
            your students’ learning?




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                 Trainees available to substantive post schools from July 2nd 2012


     Guidance on the completion of the Reflective Journal

     This Reflective Journal should be shared with your subject/course tutor. You should be
adding your reflections at least twice a week and you should send a copy to your
subject/course tutor every week.

The intention of the journal is for you to develop your powers of reflection and
discernment through recalling and recording pertinent teaching and learning issues and
experiences. You are expected to address the theme for each week as you do this. The
themes have already been included in the document.

The journal does not need to be kept every day, but it should be kept regularly. We
expect it to be written up on a weekly basis as a minimum.

A certain amount of description and narrative is necessary in order to set your thoughts
and ideas in context – however do cultivate a questioning attitude.

‘My lesson today went well… ’ should invite careful consideration as to exactly how it
did. What factors are you considering? Remember, reflection and evaluation are key.

    ·   Pupils’ learning
    ·   Pupil engagement
    ·   Pupil motivation
    ·   Successful delivery of your lesson plan
    ·   Behaviour
    ·   Pupils’ progress etc.

Once you have identified precisely which elements did ‘go well’ and which not quite so,
you can then begin to identify why that was so, and what influencing factors you can
affect in the future.

Your next entry may well refer to these prior considerations as you record a new
approach in the light of previous experience.

Finally remember please… this is a professional record that will contribute to your
ongoing assessment and help you to meet the Q standards.          As such it must always
be expressed in terms which are professional and be able to be read by anybody. The
anonymity of colleagues and students must be maintained.

				
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