## 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 would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

**3.** Attend mathematics network meetings

I would like to do more!

**4.** Update my subject knowledge

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

**8.** Try out new approaches with my learners

I would like to do more!

**9.** Take part in peer observations

I would like to do more!

**10.** Team teach

I would like to do more!

**11.** Talk to a colleague if a lesson goes badly

I would like to do more!

**12.** Participate in mathematics specific professional development

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

**14.** Talk to a colleague if a lesson goes well

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

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

I would like to do more!

**19.** Encourage my learners to discuss mathematics

I would like to do more!

**20.** Seek ways to encourage independent learning

I would like to do more!

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.

**Think about new approaches to teaching and learning**

Session 1 is an introduction to active approaches to teaching and learning**Talk to colleagues about new approaches to teaching and learning**

In each of the sessions there are tasks that give you the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues.**Attend mathematics network meetings**

Your NCETM Local Maths Hub will have information about current networks for mathematics teachers**Update my subject knowledge**

You may find the post 16 Level 2 self-evaluation tool helpful for this**Feel I would like to teach mathematics at a higher level than I currently teach**.

You may find the self-evaluation tool helpful for this**Work collaboratively with colleagues**

Find out about workshops at from the Workshops button on the FE and Skills sector pages of the NCETM website.**Reflect on the learning that takes place in my classroom**

All the sessions in this module contain opportunities for reflecting on learning.**Try out new approaches with my learners**

Sessions 2, 3 and 4 have suggestions for trying out new ideas with learners.**Take part in peer observations**

Sessions 3 and 5**Talk to a colleague if a lesson goes badly**

In each of the sessions there are tasks that give you the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues**Participate in mathematics specific professional development**

Check out the Courses and Events section of the portal or contact your local Maths Hub**Change my approach to teaching a topic as a result of reflection**

All the sessions in this module encourage you to reflect on your work.**Talk to a colleague if a lesson goes well**

In each of the sessions there are tasks that give you the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues**Keep myself updated about developments and changes in mathematics education**

The key facts and frequently asked questions section of this module may give you the information you need**Take part in on-line discussions about mathematics teaching and learning**

The NCETM portal has a number of communities that may be of interest to those teaching in the Post-16 sector. One example is the FE Forum .**Attempt to analyse reasons for learners' mistakes and misconceptions**

Session 6 looks at mistakes and misconceptions**Encourage my learners to discuss mathematics**

Session 2 considers the use of discussion in the mathematics classroom**Seek ways to encourage independent learning**

The approaches exemplified in*Improving Learning in Mathematics*all encourage learners to think for themselves and become more independent learners. They encourage methods of 'learning how to learn' and not just of learning routine procedures.**Investigate effective teaching and learning strategies**

Session 4 looks at the pedagogy behind the approaches exemplified in the*Improving Learning in Mathematics*resource. The TLP has 10 effective approaches

## Thinking about professional development activities

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