This week, I managed to get most of my items complete early. It is not easy. I've attached my table below to see where I am going with my teaching.
Once I really looked at my data, 7/16 of my students were averaging >80% on their test scores with my current teaching style. So it is 9 of the 16 who I still need to reel into the world of anatomy. Currently I am teaching the Integumentary system (fancy word for the skin). I am employing some of my own suggestions to increase their true understanding. The first written formative assessment of the membranes was such an epic fail that I did not enter them into the grade book. This information did tell me they would have failed my unit test as the questions were either fill in the blank or short answer.
Secondly I used the online portion of my text book to have the students answer questions in the unit and email them to me on a day I had a sub. This was great, I was able to hone in on one key concept none of the students really understood.
Although neither of the formative assessments were in the grade book, I have a better understanding of where my students currently are. I've also added new terms on my current Quizlet to help my students further.
Tomorrow I am off to a phenomenal field trip to watch a live open heart surgery. Other than the cool factor of this trip, I have their undivided attention to remind them to visit Quizlet frequently between the trip and Tuesday when we reconvene.
Although this data is making me crazy, I am starting to see how it does help to reform your teaching and reinforce key details students are missing.
I am not sure if my information is going to be embedded or just cut and pasted. Lets see how Weebly and Google docs will talk.
The meeting was not officially held due to Craige being severely ill. Maggie and I quickly over-viewed each other's information and discussed our smart goals.