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Unformatted text preview: Individual Student Study Template- Part 6: The J-Factor DUE BY END OF WEEK 7 Goals for Student Growth 1. Based on your learning in Week 7, identify one or two goals for the student related to the JFactor. Goal 1: Increase student choice by allowing students to choose which topics they will review beginning May 1st, 2017 Provide DL with a "quick overview" of all of the concepts taught. Have her choose the top 3 concepts that she would like to review. Give her a choice board of a variety of ways she can present the material. For each concept, she will be responsible for displaying her understanding. Throughout the comprehensive review month, she will be allowed to research and complete assignments based off of her chosen topics. This will enhance her own engagement with the content and will lead to student-led learning. 2. Identify one goal for your class as a whole related to the J-Factor. Goal 1: Begin using review games (Pictionary, JENGA! Review, Jeopardy, Family Feud, etc.) and song and dance ("Wild 'n' Out Freestyle Battle) to review key concepts learned throughout the year [beginning May 1st, 2017] Students will be grouped based on their topics chosen. However, as a class, we will engage in review to ensure that every student has the opportunity to re-learn other content. Johns Hopkins University School of Education Individual Student Study Template- Part 6: The J-Factor © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. All rights reserved. Updated September 2016 1 Plan of Action 1. Based on your learning from the Week 7 resources, describe two or three action steps for meeting the goal(s) outlined above. -Based on DL's learning style inventory, provide her with a choice board to complete 3 projects for her chosen topic (by May 3rd, 2017) -Create Google Forms for students to choose their topics by May 1st, 2017. -Give each student the criteria for success for each of their topics. -Create the review 2. Describe the impact you expect these action steps to have on your students and on your learning environment in general. Based on these goals, I am expecting DL and her classmates to become much more interested in the content based off of the idea of choice and the games that will reiterate content previously taught. This will be measured by a formative assessment that is modeled after the NC Final Exam that they will take in the beginning of the Review Month and at the end. Students will be far more engaged in the content when provided with an opportunity to have "fun" because students love to compete with each other. Johns Hopkins University School of Education Individual Student Study Template- Part 1: Motivation and Mindset © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. All rights reserved. Updated September 2016 2 Final Reflection 1. Write reflections on your implementations of Part 5 and the other part of your Individual Student Study that you chose to implement. For each reflection, describe highlights of your experiences, impact on the student, and possible next steps. Part 5: Home Visit Upon visiting DL's home, I had spoken with her mother on multiple occasions to remind her and to seek permission. Her mother displayed signs of reluctance because she had never had a teacher ask to visit. After explaining to her the importance of this visit and the potential impacts of the visit, she agreed. We initially planned to meet up the week of May 5th. However, her mother stated that she was free sooner than that and we ended up choosing April, 28th, 2017. When I arrived at DLs home, I was immediately greeted by her 5 brothers and sisters. They all attend our school but are not in my grade level. Each one knew who myself and Mr. Charity (another 6th Grade teacher) were. We were greeted at the door by her mother, while DL and her siblings were outside playing. We sat with DL's mother on the sofa and asked her about her hopes and dreams for DL. She expresses that she wants her to go to college and be successful. She doesn't care what it is she does but she just wants her to be successful. She notes that DL can't stay out of trouble long enough to do so. We discussed what school was like for her when she was DL's age and she talks about how she would get into trouble because she was just bored. Mr. Charity and I reassured her that DL is sometimes bored too, especially when prompted to read. After about 45 minutes, we expressed out desire to continue the conversation because we want to help DL be the best student and person that she can be. However, we wanted to be respectful of her time and reassured her that we will keep in touch. As we left, we reflected on DL and how we could meet her individual needs in the classroom. Knowing that DL could be bored in the classroom because she is not challenged enough could be the issue. We also reflect on what we learned about DL mom that can assist us in building a solid, trusting relationship with her and DL. Our next steps are to (1) continue using the behavior tracker to determine the shift in her behavior, (2) determine what drives DL outside of school (what does success look like for her), and (3) continue to remain in contact with her mother (especially since we will have at least 3 of her children next year). Johns Hopkins University School of Education Individual Student Study Template- Part 1: Motivation and Mindset © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. All rights reserved. Updated September 2016 3 Part _: ____________________ Johns Hopkins University School of Education Individual Student Study Template- Part 1: Motivation and Mindset © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. All rights reserved. Updated September 2016 4 2. Write a reflection on how looking through multiple lenses has helped you refine your approach to classroom management. Describe the growth that you and your students have experienced through this refinement process. Next year, my management will be very different. I plan to implement home visits early on within the year to ensure that I am building relationships with families to best meet the needs of the students. Students will have multiple chances to express themselves and for me to get to know them. Each student will be held accountable through a behavior contract and will be rewarded for displaying the positive behaviors. As I targeted DL in refining my classroom management approach, I realized that there was so much more that I should have previously done. However, because I know so much more about her, I am able to approach her misbehaviors in a way that does not cause conflict and eventually deescalates a situation. Johns Hopkins University School of Education Individual Student Study Template- Part 1: Motivation and Mindset © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. All rights reserved. Updated September 2016 5 3. Looking ahead, identify areas of classroom management that you would like to refine further. Describe steps you could take to achieve this additional refinement and describe the impact you expect it will have on students. Action Steps: - In August 2017, plan to call each student's parent and introduce myself. Also, inform them that there will be an expected home visits at least 2 times this year. - By November 2017, at least 75% of students would have been visited at home - Use LiveSchool with fidelity (ask for parent donations in August) - Implementation of "the Joy Factor" within the classroom at least once every two weeks - Use RtI Time more effectively to teach character traits. Johns Hopkins University School of Education Individual Student Study Template- Part 1: Motivation and Mindset © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. All rights reserved. Updated September 2016 6 ...
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