Survey on RIFLI Teacher Planning

This survey is a result of the training that Sherry, Kristen and Karisa attended for EFF. The results will be shared at the upcoming RIFLI staff retreat. - Karisa

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  1. Please rank the top 5 factors you consider when planning a lesson. (One is the most important)
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    Access to resources (books, handouts, dictionaries, computers, etc)  
    Student attendance/size of class  
    Student interest  
    Facility (size of room, # of chairs, etc)  
    Number of volunteers  
    My ability to teach the content/skill  
    Professional/content standards  
    Students' prior knowledge  
    Correlation with other team members (lead teacher, computer teacher, children's teacher)  
    RIFLI initiatives (civics, field trips, Our Stories)  
    Relevancy to students' life outside of class  
    The learning styles of the students  
    Cultural/social factors  
    Skill building (listening, speaking, reading, writing)  
    Creating a project  
    Creating a "class" community  
    Other (please detail in an email to ktashjian@yahoo.com)  


  1. What tools do you regularly use when planning a lesson? Choose all that apply.
    Lesson plan form
    List of action verbs for objective writing
    Rubrics
    Standards
    Textbooks
    Websites
    Teacher books (ideas on activities)
    Software
    Colleagues
    Graphic organizers


  1. Please rank the 3 areas of lesson planning where you feel the strongest. One is the strongest.
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Identifying student goals and interests  
    Identifying standards that would help learners achieve their goals  
    Finding out what learners already know  
    Reaching consensus on a class shared priority that focuses the learning activity  
    Designing a learning activity that addresses a shared priority  
    Developing a plan to capture evidence and report learning  
    Carrying out the learning activity  
    Observing, documenting, evaluating and reporting evidence of performance on the standard  
    Reflecting on how what was learned is transferable to other real-life situations  
    Determining the next steps to help learners meet their goals  


  1. Please rank the 3 areas of lesson planning where you feel the weakest. One is the weakest.
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Identifying student goals and interests  
    Identifying standards that would help learners achieve their goals  
    Finding out what learners already know  
    Reaching consensus on a class shared priority that focuses the learning activity  
    Designing a learning activity that addresses a shared priority  
    Developing a plan to capture evidence and report learning  
    Carrying out the learning activity  
    Observing, documenting, evaluating and reporting evidence of performance on the standard  
    Reflecting on how what was learned is transferable to other real-life situations  
    Determining the next steps to help learners meet their goals  





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