How do you go about finding out what students are good at?
Class Survey – use a paper survey, a google form, or other online surveys (with permission) to ask questions about strengths and interests in and out of school. You can also survey family members to provide thoughts about the student. This would be great to be included in a student’s file.
What 3 things do you most want to know about your students?
What Good Teachers Know About Their Students
- Native language.
- Critical medical needs.
- IEP/504s/Giftedness, and other services.
- Living Situation”, including religious beliefs, safety, food, family, access to books, technology, etc.
- Grade Point Average & academic strengths.
- Favorite subjects.
- Reading levels & reading habits.
How do you build relationships with students?
6 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Students
- Spend 1-On-1 Time with a Student. …
- Look for Something to Comment On. …
- Develop an Interest in Their Interests. …
- Share Your Stories. …
- Have a Sense of Humor. …
- Attend Student Events.
How do you design an overall lesson for your class?
Lesson Plan Phases
- Set a purpose. Describe the overarching reason for this lesson.
- Introduce the key concepts, topic, main idea. Get students on the right track. …
- Pull students into the excitement of learning. …
- Make the learning relevant.
How do I know my students are learning?
What does learning look like?
- Explaining something in their own words.
- Asking questions.
- Making connections.
- Recreating (rather than reproducing) information.
- Justifying their decisions.
- Explaining their thinking.
- Talking to each other.
- Active – doing something with the information.
How do I know that learning does happen?
Learning occurs when we are able to: Gain a mental or physical grasp of the subject. Make sense of a subject, event or feeling by interpreting it into our own words or actions. Use our newly acquired ability or knowledge in conjunction with skills and understanding we already possess.
How can your students learn best from you?
Students learn best when they’re challenged with novelty, a variety of materials, and a range of instructional strategies. Law of feedback. Effective learning takes place when students receive immediate and specific feedback on their performance. Law of recency.
Why knowing your students is important?
The Benefits of Knowing Students as Learners
Create a psychologically safe environment for every learner. Determine each student’s readiness for learning. Identify multiple access points to the curriculum to increase engagement and success. Develop and demonstrate greater emotional intelligence in the classroom.
How do you assess students?
How to Assess Students’ Learning and Performance
- Creating assignments.
- Creating exams.
- Using classroom assessment techniques.
- Using concept maps.
- Using concept tests.
- Assessing group work.
- Creating and using rubrics.