I am currently completing my fourth (and final) student teacher placement. Part of this final professional experience is the completion of our GTPA (Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment) – a gruelling 5000 word assignment which is basically a compilation of everything we have learnt over the last 4 years.
To support our claims within the GTPA we need to provide evidence, such as lesson plans, that demonstrate our ability to align curriculum, pedagogy, legislation, policy and theory. To make this entire process a little easier on myself I developed this lesson plan template…gtpa_lesson plan_template ❤
The entire plan is VERY EXPLICIT and I would not recommend using it UNLESS you are completing the GTPA yourself. On a regular day-to-day basis there is just TOO MUCH there, and as a teacher you would not have anywhere near enough time for that..
The post lesson reflection section has a total of 50 potential questions, explicitly linked to the sections of the QCT Evidence Guide to help when putting together the final assessment piece. It was never my intention to answer every single one of those reflection questions following each lesson, I would simply pick and choose the ones I felt related the most and use those as the basis of my reflection.
Do you have a different method of collecting lesson plan data during student teaching? I would love to hear what you’re doing! My methods are constantly changing and evolving as I learn more about the practice of teaching so I am always interested to find out what other people are up to ❤
So during my professional experience over the last month I was writing daily reflections and also reflecting after each lesson I taught and it was getting to the point that I couldn’t even remember what I was reflecting on anymore (#sleepdeprivedstudentteacherlife). So to save time I decided that instead of writing my reflections I would use my phone and record a quick clip of myself.
This is the best idea I’ve ever had because (a) I saved a butt load of time and (b) I was able to record myself straight away in the moment so my reflections were a lot more genuine than their original written counterparts.
I really enjoyed looking back over my past video diaries so I have decided to continue to create video reflections throughout my last year as a student teacher so that in years to come when I am an experienced teacher I can look back and see how far I’ve come.
I created a youtube channel (because I can’t afford to pay for the fancy WordPress account where you can embed your own videos #brokestudentlife) to upload my videos and will create a blog post to accompany each video every week.
As always any advice or feedback you wish to give would be massively appreciated (especially considering my camera skills are far from great).
I hope you enjoy watching my reflections as much as I enjoyed making them ❤
So, next week I go on prac (aka. practical experience / placement) for 3 weeks!!! I have spent almost the entire school holidays prepping like a boss and not only have I written a butt-load of lesson plans I have also taken the time to make sure my Portfolio and Class Planners look 100% amazing.
This year (inspired by my wedding theme.. tropical cocktail (incase you were wondering)) I have decided to go with a baby pink, green leaf, flamingo scheme.
I bought 5 plastic display folders to use as my Class Planners (essentially a place to store my unit overview, lessons plans and student resources) and created an individual cover for each. As an example this is what the cover for my Year 12 Physics class looks like:
The covers for my remaining classes look identical, the only difference being the class details. ..
The Class Planner covers I designed using Canva (a free online program which is great for making covers, posters, website headers etc.). I made the design public so anybody can copy and edit the original to suit their own needs – you will need to have a Canva membership and be logged in.
To access the editable Class Planner Cover click here!
After I had created my Class Planners, I designed the cover pages of my Portfolio binder to match…
To access the editable version of the Portfolio binder covers clickhere.
So these are my summary notes on Magnetism. I didn’t include any examples but the concept is pretty simple and it kind of just ties in with all the other topics we studied this semester so it should be fine. However if you need any more clarification or you’d like an example sheet drop me a line in the comments and I’ll make one up 🙂