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NCETM - Working collaboratively to enhance mathematics teaching

Module for mathematics specialists in post 16 education and training

Where am I now?

What follows is a series of statements about professional development activities.

The list comes from suggestions by mathematics teachers that attend the subject coaches network meetings. The teachers reported that they have found these activities useful. The list is not meant to be exhaustive but is meant as a starting point for thinking about professional development.

For each statement think about two questions. First, do you do this activity often or rarely? Select the radio button that most accurately describes you. Second, would you like to do more of this activity? If you would add a tick to the check box regardless of the answer to the first question.

The questionnaire

1. Think about new approaches to teaching and learning

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

2. Talk to colleagues about new approaches to teaching and learning

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

3. Attend mathematics network meetings

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

4. Update my subject knowledge

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

5. Feel I would like to teach mathematics at a higher level than I currently teach

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

6. Work collaboratively with colleagues to plan or develop teaching of a new or difficult topic

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

7. Reflect on the learning that takes place in my classroom

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

8. Try out new approaches with my learners

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

9. Take part in peer observations

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

10. Team teach

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

11. Talk to a colleague if a lesson goes badly

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

12. Participate in mathematics specific professional development

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

13. Change my approach to teaching a topic as a result of reflection

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

14. Talk to a colleague if a lesson goes well

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

15. Keep myself updated about developments and changes in mathematics education

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

16. Take part in online discussions about mathematics teaching and learning

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

17. Feel pleased with the way learners react to my lessons

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

18. Attempt to analyse reasons for learners' mistakes and misconceptions

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

19. Encourage my learners to discuss mathematics

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!

20. Seek ways to encourage independent learning

I do this quite often I rarely/never do this
I would like to do more!
Graph here..

 

You can use your bar chart and the information below to help you decide which sessions may be helpful for you to do in this module.

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Thinking about professional development activities

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