Focus Area 3.1

Establish challenging learning goals:

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics. Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students. Develop a culture of high expectations for all students by modelling and setting challenging learning goals. Demonstrate exemplary practice and high expectations and lead colleagues to encourage students to pursue challenging goals in all aspects of their education.

I have been able to establish challenging learning goals by setting explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students. I am confident in my ability to motivate each individual student I teach in order for them to develop and reach their potential. An example of this can be taken from a year 10 maths class I have taught. I set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students at the beginning of the year. I set strict but fair guidelines regarding homework, use of mobile devices and behaviour. One student in the class was struggling with understanding the content and was receiving a failing grade of an ‘E’. This prompted me to alter the learning goals of this student, including attaining 50% or better in each assessment task, attending one after school tutoring session per week with me and extra home work activities in order to develop his knowledge and understanding. These goals, although challenging were very achievable, as evidenced below.

Evidence:

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