Experiences this year:
I learned how to use instructional time effectively to significantly impact and optimize my students’ learning.
- A “Must Do/ May Do” chart helped me keep my students busy and minimize “free time” in the classroom.
- Adding extra activities and assignments in my lesson plan.
- Using learning progressions.
Creating and maintaining effective environments to meet the needs of my students.
In order to accomplish this, I spent a considerable amount of time organizing my classroom library by color coding reading levels so students can easily find good fit books.
Blue ☞ 2.0 -2.9
Purple ☞ 3.0-3.9
Red ☞ 4.0-4.9
Black ☞ 5.0-5.9
White ☞ 6.0-6.9
Pink ☞ Poems/Holydays
Yellow ☞ Animals & Nature
Orange ☞ Español
I designated a specific space in my classroom to work with small groups.
Motivating students to monitor and track their progress. Students set up achievable goals for themselves.
I truly believe that I was able to successfully achieve my goals this year thanks to the guidance of my induction coach, Brigid Perhach.
Quote from my coach:
"Janet has developed into a strong, confident teacher. She is friendly, creative and has a great sense of humor. She cares deeply for her students, is reflective and continually seeks new ways to improve her teaching. It's been a privilege coaching Janet Jacuinde!"
My professional goal is to continue pursuing innovative strategies and ideas to support my students’ learning. I want to be able to adapt to any situation and being open to new ideas.