Signs Of A Good Classroom

Gavin McCormack posted the following assessment tool to help you decide whether you are a good teacher, indicating “Signs of a Good Classroom” qualities:
1. Voice – there should be noise in the classroom. Voices of discussion, cooperation, collaboration, debate and problem solving.
2. Choice – Can your children make decisions for themselves? Where to sit, who to work with and what to learn?
3. Reflection – Is there designated em for reflection in the classroom? How did I do today? What can I do better tomorrow?
4. Critical thinking – Can the children solve real life problems? Make it real.
5. Innovation – Do your children have the opportunity to use their own ideas? “Model what you would do and ask them to decide how they will paint their picture.
6. Self-assessment – Does your timetable allow children to regulate their own learning journey? “I tried my best toad in English but tomorrow I will work harder on mathematics.”
7. Connected Learning – Do your lessons span the curriculum? If you’re learning about polygons, how did the Romans use them in their buildings?

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