- Observing other teachers and students in your own or another learning centre.
- Having your supervising teacher or another colleague observe your own teaching.
- Working with individual students or a small group.
- Monitoring and assessing students' learning.
- Discussions with parents, whanau, community resource people.
- Discussions with other teachers such as guidance counsellors, senior staff, or with advisers or specialist education services.
- Becoming familiar with the library, teaching resources and records of the learning centre.
- Finding out about the policies and procedures in your learning centre.
- Studying professional material, analysing your own professional needs and development, and planning for better teaching.
- Participating in courses and meetings, which require release from your teaching duties
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Making the most of a classroom release day
Yesterday I was lucky to be involved in a panel discussion on tutor teachers and support for beginning teachers. Part of the discussion went into how to make the best use of release days as a means of becoming a better teacher and to stay on top of things. The Teachers Council has some great information on this topic, which I believe is relevant to all teachers, not just those who are starting out in their careers. I am sure that anyone who does the following will be delivering quality programmes to their students.