katherine zagotsis
Highly Accomplished Teacher. AAC Communication Partner & Advocate. Mum of one. Accidental Leader. Reflectionist, Mentor and life-long learner.

Engaging Now! 7.4

You're right, it is a very low number. What's your opinion on the accreditation process?

About 2 weeks ago from Katherine Zagotsis's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: Prof 3.7

Planning for simultaneous face to face teaching and remote learning during COVID-19

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I am teaching a class of highly vulnerable students with various diagnoses that affect them intellectually, physically and have an effect on their sensory processing. Next term (at this stage), 4 of those students will be attending school, the remaining 2 will be at home, learning alongside their families. These guys are also five. Sitting […]

Classroom Setup 2019

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Physical Spaces In Week 0, we were lucky enough to be given a generous amount of time to spend setting up our classrooms.  This included the option of removing some of our excess furniture or resources to be used somewhere else.  I like to consider how well the physical space was working the year before […]

Assessment 2018: Mid-Term Reports

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I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past few weeks, reflecting on student progress, updating goals and having conversations with colleagues about assessment. At my site, we don’t have a school-wide template for writing reports, so they vary in layout and length. This is mostly due to the huge variation in student needs, […]

Mentoring in Practice: Video Observations, Professional Conversations and Vicarious Learning

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I’ve been lucky enough to be mentoring a Pre-Service Teacher during her final placement. I didn’t tell Giulia this while she was working alongside me, but my Research Project while at uni was ‘Do student teachers implement the theory that they’ve learned at university while they’re on practicum?’ I’d found….not really. They were often more likely to […]

MS EduMeet April 17th 2018

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All atoms firing and making new connections after today’s #MSEduMeet, working out which parts I can use. Most of it is more relevant to the adults at my site rather than S’s. And that’s kind of a scary thought #ICT #gencap #SpecEd #digitech #nomoreUSB’s — Katherine Zagotsis (@Accidentaleader) April 17, 2018 One of the things […]

NEP Meeting: An Interpretation

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Last Tuesday, I had a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meeting with a parent*. This is an opportunity for both parents and me as the teacher to discuss their child, what we hope to achieve this year, in an academic, sensory, behavioural and social sense. It’s also a perfect opportunity to bring up any concerns and […]

The First Week of 2018

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It’s the end of Week 1 with my new class, 5 of whom are new Receptions.  My focus has been on establishing relationships with children and their families.  I’ve written a letter introducing myself and my team, explained processes, answered questions and sent SeeSaw invitations home.  I mentioned my availability and also gave parents my […]

2018: New Year, New Class

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Towards the end of last year, staff spent several meetings working on class lists.  I’m not sure how it works at other sites, but we consider every child, working and reworking.  Generally the class teacher thinks about their current students and where they are best placed, but the opinions of NIT teachers, relief teachers and […]

Reflections on ProloQuo2go

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Reflections on ProloQuo2go I’ve written about ProloQuo2go in Term 1, but haven’t written a post on its use since then.  My understanding and fluency has grown a lot over the past few months, as have my students.  I also know the communication needs in my class better, the kinds of ProloQuo2go users I have and […]

Performance and Development 2017

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Performance and Development 2017 Term 3 At the end of last term, every teacher on site was given a Performance and Development package, some of which was to be completed before undergoing our observation. This post will be a response to each stage in the Performance and Development process. Pre-Observation Chat My line manager and I […]

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