ANALYZE YOUR TEACHING!
1. I write instructions and assignments on the whiteboard.
2. I challenge myself to use kinesthetic activities (using the body, getting kids moving) for [unlikely] subjects like spelling/grammar, Bible, French, calendar, penmanship, etc.
3. I adapt spelling/grammar lessons by eliminating the lesson for those that already know it and shortening the lesson for those that struggle.
4. I provide activities of varying levels of difficulty in math.
5. When I have an EA (educational assistant) I provide an accommodated or modified activity for the child(ren) she is working with (as opposed to having the EA pull the student through the same classroom activity).
6. I provide explicit instruction (teach specific strategies) for executive functioning (skills such as organization and planning).
7. I preteach vocabulary words that are key to understanding, BEFORE asking students to read passages in the content areas (subjects like science, history, and Bible).
8. I have students take notes AFTER I teach the content, not WHILE I teach the content.
9. I have implemented a behaviour plan for a specific student and successfully carried it out.
10. I provide reading at different levels whenever possible in content areas (subjects like science, history, and Bible).
Analysis of the Following Areas (where are your strengths and what needs more work?):
Circle the numbers of the questions to which you answered “no”. Set goals to improve your teaching in these areas.
|Sensitivity to Learning Styles||1 & 2|
|Attempt to Accommodate and Modify||3 & 5|
|Efforts to Differentiate||4 & 10|
|Working to Develop Alternative Curriculum||6 & 9|
|Teaching to Ensure Understanding||7 & 8|