On the 3rd of July, I attended the PENZ New Graduate Mentoring Programme. This was a helpful half-day of learning. A number of new graduate teachers in their first or second year teachers me to discuss issues and get advice from experienced teachers.
The topics and overview of the day can be seen below;
Schedule for the 1 Day PD Session: Enhancing Graduate Teacher’s Tool Box
|12.00-12.30|| Arrive at Manurewa High.
Introductions & Whakawhanaungatanga.
| Surviving your first 6 months and onto the rest of the year:
1. how to use your planner
2. behaviour management
3. setting expectations
4. teacher registration & portfolio
| Marking & Moderating NCEA:
1. how to mark internal assessments
2. external & internal moderation
3. creating/modifying standards
|2.30-3.00||Afternoon Tea (supplied)|
| Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
1. What is it?
2. Working with home: parent, teacher interviews, calling home, school counsellors etc
| Using Feedback to enhance practice:
1. using technology
2. teacher rubrics
3. student feedback forms
4. video analysis
| Creating support networks:
1. What are our group’s needs?
2. Where to from here?
The notes that I took from the workshop are shown below.
The key things that I will take away from this workshop is to model the behaviour that I want my students to demonstrate and to always have high expectations. It was also helpful being reminded that as a teacher we need to maintain professional distance from our students. This was put like this; “I’m not here to be your friend, I am your teacher. ” Moving forward I will also work-on praising positive behaviour rather than focusing on the negatives.