According to AITSL (2012), teacher growth and development is the central factor in establishing a performance and development culture in education. As part of my ongoing professional development, I have set some professional growth goals based on the following broad categories:
- Formative assessment
- Student motivation
- Religious Education content, curriculum and pedagogy
“Reflective teachers systematically set annual growth goals for themselves.” (Marzano et al, 2013, p. 37). Setting goals is part of a process of critical reflection; after identifying areas for improvement, setting goals is the first step towards engaging in focused practice and enhancing skills and knowledge.
As part of my professional learning, I intend to blog about my research and classroom practice relating to these three categories. In this way, I can track my progress towards meeting these growth goals.
Text source: Marzano, J., Boogren, T., Heflebower, T., Kanold-McIntyre, J. & Pickering, D. 2012. Becoming a Reflective Teacher. Marzano Research Laboratory, Bloomington, IN.