What went well?
I thought my questioning at the beginning was good and the introduction to the lesson was good I managed to get them all quiet and really focussed on the work that they needed to be doing?
I was happy with the fact that I managed to get through all of the objectives on the board and every pupil managed to submit their work.
I though the peer assessment went well and on the whole they were able to get some valid view points back from each of their peers. They all managed to swap and do this once I gave to command.
I was able to set the homework clearly and give them time to do this!
What could have been done better?
I though the general behaviour management of the class started well but soon crumbled. As though I had them on task the tasks they were doing were quite tricky.
I think that I had too much to do with them so need to not do as much with them next time.
It was really hard as the nature of the lesson had lots of pressured aspects of it and as they were all at different levels they were struggling to get the websites completed.
I did not use the sheets that I gave out as best as I could have and should have asked them to write their names on these and hand it in.
I could have also elaborated on why it is important for them to do the peer marking in the plenary. And by not having a plenary it was impossible to do this.
I was not really able to monitor the progress of every single pupil which meant that some may have been going off task. Or at least not fully engaging with what they were meant to be doing!
Overall I was happy with the fact that they all managed to get all the objectives completed. However I feel that toward the end of the lesson I lost control a bit and it was tough to really get them reeled back in.
Lesson specific tips from observation…
Get them to put contact books out straight away so that there is no fuss in doing that..
Be firmer with those that are not on task and working…
Chunk things better when actually going through the complicated process of submitting to JAS.
Try not say “can you” so much.
Be clear with what you want them to do so if its write points on each others website then do that first. Then take them through the other paper assessment of levels.
When doing assessment questions try and make sure they are simple for the kids to almost go through each level one by one.
Don’t enforce silent working as it can be a loosing battle.