Joanne Thompson Teacher Portfolio

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<ul><li><p>Mrs. Joanne ThompsonElementary and French Teacher</p></li><li><p>Contents of PortfolioSamples of documents and assessments createdObservation feedback and Inspectors commentsExample lesson plansAn insight into my art lessonsMy role as the Gifted and Talented Coordinator A snapshot of my past displays</p></li><li><p>Samples of documents and assessment records created at Nibras International SchoolPositive behavior Chart for a child in my class and a tracker for the end of term assessments (below)</p></li><li><p>At the beginning of each academic year, I produced the yearly curriculum map for English, Science and French for Second Grade to help our team to stay focused and on topic at similar times.</p></li><li><p>French Curriculum map for Grade 2</p></li><li><p>Ofsted equivalent (KHDA) comments on my teaching practices observed during inspections (2013-2015)Comments from a Language arts lesson on past, present and future verbs: Rating Good/Outstanding-Excellent use of questioning in the starter. On the board I wrote -Write 2 questions that you want to ask about yesterdays lesson. Recall and fantastic discussions. Fantastic manner and calm with children.Good at constantly checking progress and understanding throughout lesson.Differentiated 3 ways and all children and higher ability and gifted and talented children challenged. </p></li><li><p>Observation Report 2013/2014 I received an Outstanding grade, phase 4 for this observation in a Language arts lesson in creative writing. </p></li><li><p>Observation report 2014/2015Please find my observation report from a lesson I taught on writing story starters and openers. </p><p>I achieved a good/outstanding level with the comments as follows:</p><p>Resources well produced and organizedWork differentiated for 3 groups and special educational needs studentDifferent learning styles catered forGood use of questioning and inquiry based learning</p></li><li><p>Samples of my lesson plans:Math planning below</p></li><li><p>Science Lesson plan 2015</p></li><li><p>Please take a seat for Ms Jos Art classes.. </p></li><li><p>ART Attacks </p></li><li><p>Classroom transformation from empty to full of life ready for a fun year in second grade with Miss Jo! </p></li><li><p>An insight into my role as Gifted and Talented CoordinatorIn addition to my role as Elementary Fourth Grade Teacher, I also had the very important responsibility of creating, designing and implementing the Gifted and Talented policy. After school hours or in my designated break times, I wrote the policy, designed the teacher referral forms, drew up a practical action plan of how I would implement the policy throughout the academic year and started a register of identified possible students waiting for assessment. </p><p>I subsequently, sent out letters to parents introducing the new policy and asking for them to tell us about any outside achievements or special talents so that we could link the parents and local communities into our program. I successfully managed to organize one outside local event for the students, which went very well and the parents were extremely pleased that their child was being challenged further in an area they both exceeded and enjoyed. </p><p>I have attached some examples of these documents within my summary section (Linkedin) for you to view. </p></li><li><p>My displays in Nibras International School (Dubai) 2013-2015</p></li><li><p>Thank you for your time and consideration from my wonderful class and I in our Turkish hats from International day 2014/2015</p></li></ul>