Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Teacher Inquiry:
  Troy Duckworth
           Focus:
 To effectively implement
the role of Pow Wow Pals
    in the classroo...
FOCUS JUSTIFICATION
What does the data tell me?


Students have difficulty expressing
themselves or sharing ideas to the c...
ACHIEVEMENT TARGET
What am I trying to achieve?

Demonstrate and understand the role of the Pow
Wow Pal and the Pow Wow it...
KEY ELEMENTS OF CRAFT KNOWLEDGE



    Student Engagement
    Explicit Teaching
    Teacher Modelling
    Feedback
    Foc...
WHAT DID I DO?

Use deliberate acts of teaching and explicitly teach
the role of a Pow Wow Pal.

Choose topics that are fu...
ONGOING MONITORING
What Worked? What Didn’t?
Students are motivated to participate in the
morning topics.

Addition of tra...
KEY ELEMENTS TO FOCUS ON
Based on Research Knowledge

        “Oral Language underpins all learning and all
        social...
RESULTS:
       Teacher Observation
The morning Pow Wow has been very successful in
strengthening not just my focus group,...
RESULTS:
       Summative Findings
Because of the topic that I chose it was hard to
formulate summative findings.

So here...
RESULTS:
          Critical Feedback
“You prompted the class about the reasons why we
are getting better at this. They cle...
REFLECTION
http://tewakatroy.edublogs.org/teacher-inquiry/

I have posted my weekly reflections via the
Teacher Inquiry ta...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Teacher Inquiry Troy

370 views

Published on

Troy Inquiry Presentation

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Teacher Inquiry Troy

  1. 1. Teacher Inquiry: Troy Duckworth Focus: To effectively implement the role of Pow Wow Pals in the classroom.
  2. 2. FOCUS JUSTIFICATION What does the data tell me? Students have difficulty expressing themselves or sharing ideas to the class or a buddy. Students demonstrate poor understanding of the role of the Critical Friend role. Students have difficulty getting engaged in quality learning conversations.
  3. 3. ACHIEVEMENT TARGET What am I trying to achieve? Demonstrate and understand the role of the Pow Wow Pal and the Pow Wow itself. The Pow Wow Pal role is infused throughout my daily programme. It will become natural to the students to discuss their opinion with their Pow Wow Pal. Students to demonstrate meaningful and focussed discussion.
  4. 4. KEY ELEMENTS OF CRAFT KNOWLEDGE Student Engagement Explicit Teaching Teacher Modelling Feedback Focus on Improvement
  5. 5. WHAT DID I DO? Use deliberate acts of teaching and explicitly teach the role of a Pow Wow Pal. Choose topics that are fun/of relevance. Use hooks for motivation. Provide opportunities for the students to have discussion with their Pow Wow Pal. Time limits. Make sure that I lead by example and demonstrate the necessary skills required. Students are given continual feedback on progress, record and review progress. Podcast, Video/Movie.
  6. 6. ONGOING MONITORING What Worked? What Didn’t? Students are motivated to participate in the morning topics. Addition of traffic lights to share their viewpoints easily has benefited the students and their initial responses. Students particularly enjoy the ‘challenge’ aspect that we have adopted at the end of each session. Some students are not participating in the Pow Wows as actively as I would like them to be. I have made sure that our morning Pow Wows are a routine that we have every morning.
  7. 7. KEY ELEMENTS TO FOCUS ON Based on Research Knowledge “Oral Language underpins all learning and all social interaction. Whenever we think, read and write, we are drawing on oral language in some way.” “Oral Language has always been a fundamental component of the English curriculum. However its role in supporting learning is not confined to one curriculum area.” “Oral Language is much more than just speaking and listening … Our oral language practises shape us as people and affect every aspect of our lives.”
  8. 8. RESULTS: Teacher Observation The morning Pow Wow has been very successful in strengthening not just my focus group, but the majority of my students Oral Language skills. It has been powerful to observe my students sharing well thought out points and engaged in high quality discussion with one another. It was beneficial having my Critical Friend come and observe the Pow Wow in action and share his feedback with me. I also found it really useful to have my Grad student take the morning Pow Wow and this let me watch someone else taking the programme.
  9. 9. RESULTS: Summative Findings Because of the topic that I chose it was hard to formulate summative findings. So here are some thoughts from the students: “I really like the topics that we are given every morning and how we talk about them.” -Kara “My favorite part is when we get to challenge what someone else has said. I like to question their ideas.” -Luke “Our Pow Wows are very cool. I like how we use the traffic lights to share how we feel before we talk.” -Ruby
  10. 10. RESULTS: Critical Feedback “You prompted the class about the reasons why we are getting better at this. They clearly understood this and seemed quite motivated. You have some excellent displays on the walls that you referred to often.” “I really enjoyed the conversational style of management you had during the session. Children seemed free to contribute to the whole class discussion when appropriate and were developing social skills to do this.” “Students are asking each other questions and challenging each others point of view.”
  11. 11. REFLECTION http://tewakatroy.edublogs.org/teacher-inquiry/ I have posted my weekly reflections via the Teacher Inquiry tab on my Personal Blog. This may be helpful for those who would like to set up their own Oral Language Programme of a similar nature. You can read about the changes I made and how it all came about from the ‘get go.’ I am in the process of putting together a resource pack to use this idea in your own classroom that can be downloaded from my Personal Blog.

×