Exit Interview

 

  • Philosophy of Assessment?
    • Differentiation
      • Important to give the students what they need to succeed
      • May be different for each individual
    • Involving students in assessment
      • Students are able to influence their learning/assessment
      • Know what they have to know
      • Gives students responsibility over their learning
    • Beginning with the End in Mind
      • Important for the teacher but more important for the students
      • Helps to ensure that what they are being taught is what they will be assessed on. Also helps to connect to outcome and indicators
  • Different types of assessment from field?
    • Formative
      • Exit slips
        • Often students didn’t put effort in if they knew it “wasn’t for marks”
      • Question box
        • Only used when we told them
      • Discussion
      • Questioning
      • KWL chart/3,2,1
        • Many girls already said they knew everything we were teaching them when they didn’t
      • Summative
        • Three Week Assessment (Rubric & Questioning)
          • Most students gave an accurate
        • STI Presentation (Rubric)
          • Could have made more detailed
          • After presentation we realized we would have included some components into the rubric that we left out (voice projection, eye contact, sharing presentation among group members)
  • Did lived experience align with philosophy?
    • Differentiation:
      • Our Co-op did not tell us of some of the students with intellectual disabilities until the last week. Will be important to find out this information for myself in the future so that we can differentiate for students.
    • Involving Students in Assessment:
      • I found it was much easier to do this in the classroom rather than in the gym
      • With the rubric we ensured they understood what was expected of them, for next time would involve them in the process much more.
      • Partner Assessments
    • Beginning with the End in Mind:
      • Were able to do this in both Health 9 and Wellness 10 easily but struggled somewhat in PE because we weren’t sure what/how they wanted us to teach. Also, they had us change what we were teaching halfway through
  • Key Learnings:
  1. Formative Assessment is very important
    1. I constantly used formative assessment in my pre-internship. It helped me to understand what they did/didn’t know. Especially walking into someone else’s classroom this was very important. Once I understood this, I could use that information to influence and enhance my lessons.
  2. Assessments shouldn’t be a secret.
    1. I found that when I ensure the students understood what they were being assessed on the end result was much better. When I was in high school I often found that I didn’t know how I was being assessed and was surprised at the result. When students are involved in the assessment process it makes for a much richer experience for all involved.
  3. Differentiation is difficult.
    1. I found it difficult to differentiate for some students when I was just trying to grasp what it means to be a teacher. I think once I get a better handle on the content I will be teaching, as well as building relationships with my students, it will become much easier.
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