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Classroom Reflective Essay

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As a practicing teaching, it is responsibility to create and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for students. Whilst on professional experience at a local school in Cairns, I taught a series of lessons (artefact 4) for a year 8 Health and Physical Education class. In order to effectively teach each lesson, I had to manage the classroom activities and challenging behaviours. I used the ten micro-skills for classroom management to not only manage students’ behaviour but also ensure inclusive student participation and engagement.
I used different behaviour management and engagement strategies throughout the lessons taught (artefact 4) to promote student participation (standards 4.1 and 4.3). The 10 micro-skills for classroom
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The use of the 10 micro-skills for classroom management “reduced the serious disruptive behaviour from occurring” (Goldman, 2003). The minimisation of misbehaviour increased student participation (standards 4.1 and 4.3). Having an awareness of the students’ zone of proximal development assisted in organising classroom activities specific to the needs of the learners. This supported inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities (standard 4.1). The use of a PowerPoint presentation resulted in effective organisation of classroom activities and providing clear directions (standard 4.2). This positive affected the success of classroom activities. According to Rosenshine (1983), the success of any activity is all in the instructions.

Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

As a practicing teaching, I had the opportunity to assess students learning and provide them with feedback. This took place during a series of lessons (artefact 4) I taught to a year 8 Health and Physical Education class. Through the course each lesson taught and during professional experience, I formally and informally provided the students with feedback. There were opportunities to use formative feedback and assessment as well as summative feedback and assessment.

As a practicing teaching, I provided students with verbal
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