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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Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: Prof 5.4

Emergent Literacy

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In this post, Emergent Literacy-Thinking about Writing Instruction, I was considering whether I was using best practice after observing the behaviour of one of my students, undertaking some online professional development on emergent writing and completing some assessment. Interestingly, the training I completed suggested that students did NOT have to know each letter of the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Report Writing 2017

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Last week I finished my reports for this year.  These are written by the class teacher, based on aspects of the Australian Curriculum and baring in mind the priorities discussed with parents/caregivers at the Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meeting in Term 1, Week 3.  I’ve emphasised aspects of as I work at a special school and we’ve […]

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 […]

‘Do you teach these kids curriculum? How?’

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“Do you teach these kids curriculum? How?” I work closely with my students’ therapists, often sitting in on part of the session or taking the opportunity to practice ProloQuo2go. If they have worked in the classroom, we will have a short discussion about what they’ve achieved or any concerns they might have. It’s not compulsory […]

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