|I solemnly resolve...|
#1. I will be a better teacher.
Great sentiment, a little too general.
I will pay more attention to each student.
The students feel more empowered to participate in classroom activities, attempt new challenges, and express ideas when on a positive footing with Teacher. The other data that schools collect make more sense when viewed through recent interaction with the student, and parent interaction becomes more positive and coherent when your input concerning the student is current.
From this article:
- Glean information from each student's daily experiences and interactions.
- Use data from tests to supplement your observation.
- Watch the process children go through to master skills, concepts, or content.
- Ask students to think aloud for you so you can probe their understanding of content and strategies.
- Build student portfolios to record performance benchmarks during the year.
- Use every possible source of information to create a rich tapestry of assessment enabling you to determine appropriate instruction for each student.
Response: Supporting Student Engagement by 'Building Community'
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/12/response_supporting_student_engagement_by_building_community.html?cmp=soc-edit-twFrom this article:
Teachers play a critical role in increasing engagement by changing the type of tasks and by improving the social dynamics in the classroom.