Action Plan details

This term, I’m teaching the same subjects as a term. I teach two bilingual classes and three general ed’ class in which I have a co-teacher for one of the bilingual classes. Most of the students are 9th graders and few 10th and 11th graders. I feel that I have a better understanding with my students in bilingual classes than regular classes. I feel that it’s because I have an advantage with them being from a similar background as them. Earlier this semester, one of my goals was, how students can motivate themselves without my attention. My goals haven’t changed however, by working with a co teacher improved my plans towards student development and self-motivation. Throughout the term, I’d like to continue working with my co=teacher about collaboration and team teaching and how to encourage students to self-development and self-motivation. I’ve learned to give out my ‘do now’ and ‘exit ticket’ as a hand out rather than waiting for everyone to sit down as they come in the classroom and get their work done. In addition to that, I started giving out ‘Rack’em up’ money to encourage class participation, any engaged activity in class, and even homework. The money as their prize, seemed to work well with certain groups of students such as who were in the borderline last term to get a 65. I feel that if I’m planning to continuing that process to reward their effort, students will be motivated to learn in their own determination. Besides working in the classroom, I’ve also decided to do a parent outreach every week to let the parents know about the performance of my students. I realized that communicating with the parents often, most of my 9th graders would get their work done in class. I'll continue to work on learning more actionable strategies besides working with students. 

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito


      I admire and applaud the goals you have set for you in working with your students.

      In the work for this course, be sure to make room for the four chunks: engagement, motivation, learning theories, and student development. I have curated a set of resources for each. You can find them here. They are not intended to be exhaustive, but will give you a good grounding in each.


    ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

    ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

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