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

Engaging Now! 7.4

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

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: Prof 4.2

Prompt Levels, Wait Times and Assessment

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This post was partly inspired by a new relief teacher who shadowed me for the day a few weeks ago and partly by a conversation I had with some colleagues, including Giulia, who is working alongside me for part of this year as a 4th year Pre-Service Teacher. Both observed me working with the students […]

Protected: Nastogastric Feeds and Working with HSO’s

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Last Day of Term 4, 2017

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Last Friday, the last day of school, I stood in the doorway of what had been my classroom for the past two years and just paused for a moment.  This space, a double classroom born of necessity of the nature of the students I had, was where I feel I came into my own as […]

Students on Placement

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Students on Placement Throughout Term 4, I have had three mature-age TAFE students on placement in my classroom.  Vanessa, who comes in once a week, wanted to experience what it was like to work in special education after being on prac. in a mainstream environment.  She wanted to know which suited her better before beginning […]

An Extracurricular Observation

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An Extracurricular Observation Last Friday, during Cooking, I had my second observation of the year.  I’ve always taken the whole class to the Living Skills room, while some teachers choose to take a few students at a time or to do cooking in their classrooms. I think this a missed learning opportunity, especially as transitioning  to […]

How I Integrate ICT

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How I integrate ICT I’ve been having a lot of conversations and thoughts lately about ICT.  At times, I’ve definitely been the learner, especially when it comes to things like Microsoft 365 products that my site is not currently using.  I’ve become curious, so have started to ask questions and to play.  I can see […]

Sensory Activities

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Sensory Activities Ideas, concerns and my changing mindset In Term 3, I had the opportunity to be mentored by more experienced teacher, N. as part of her Step 9 Performance and Development Plan. I was excited to work alongside her as when I first started at the school, we had NIT together. I watched as […]

Creating a Tactile Schedule

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Visual Comprehension Assessment T. is a student who finds it difficult to engage with the curriculum.  At the beginning of this year, even getting him from a seated position on the floor, to standing, to walking to the desk and sitting on a chair correctly was challenging.  Once I’d gotten him there, he would often […]

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 […]

March 2017 Reflection Question: Culture of Learning

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Describe the culture of learning in your classroom. How does your use of language, visual aids (classroom displays etc), modelled exemplars etc all send a signal to your students about your level of expectation? At the beginning of the year, the students who had transitioned from other classes showed less independence than the three students […]

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