Can do statements
1. I can recognise the need for progression and development in pupil’s learning.
2. I can define clear objectives of my lesson.
3. I can define my pupil’s needs and interests.
4. I can plan a lesson related to my pupil’s needs and interests.
5. I can adapt and develop materials for the need of my class.
6. I can use my teaching time efficiently.
7. I can use various interaction patterns in class to encourage optimum individual learning.
8. I can balance teacher input and pupil activity.
9. I can organise a student-centred classroom.
10. I can exploit opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.
11. I can use a variety of teaching techniques and strategies.
12. I can use spoken words to encourage learning.
13. I can encourage learning by using adequate body language, e.g. eye contact, proximity, gestures, posture, etc.
14. I can explain instructions clearly.
15. I can check if my pupils understand my instructions.
16. I can use effectively group discussion.
17. I can provide opportunities for my pupils to speak.
18. I can use concept checking questions.
19. I can reflect and act upon my pupil’s responses.
20. I can control my class using a wide range of methods.
21. I can anticipate problems in the classroom.
22. I can handle unforeseen problems.
23. I can use sanctions and rewards.
24. I can present material in a lively and attractive manner.
25. I can be flexible and change my lesson plan to respond to my pupil’s reactions.
26. I can balance my input and pupil’s activity.
27. I can inform my pupils of the lesson aims before we start the lesson.
28. I can encourage my pupils to be more autonomous learners.
29. I can promote learning beyond the classroom.
30. I can create classroom displays in order to support learning.
31. I can use the blackboard competently.
32. I can share supplementary materials with my colleagues.
33. I can use the Internet to look for and create supplementary materials.
34. I can involve my children in creating supplementary materials.
35. I can use other subject areas as language resources.
36. I can relate present knowledge of my pupils to new material.
37. I can use various techniques to elicit knowledge from my pupils.
38. I can assess my pupils informally.
39. I can assess my pupils formally.
40. I can provide a detailed profile of each pupil’s learning.
41. I can monitor my pupil’s progress by using problem solving and role play.
42. I can monitor my pupil’s progress by using presentations.
43. I can monitor my pupil’s progress by using self and peer assessment.
44. I can create follow-up activities based on my pupil’s performance.
45. I can identify potential of exams to provide feedback or feedforward on teaching.
46. I can balance learning needs with exam requirements.
47. I can teach towards exams and extend pupils abilities, knowledge and understanding.
48. I can use test results to inform and improve teaching.
49. I can reflect and act upon experience in the classroom.
50. I can use various teaching techniques to develop pupil’s listening skills.
51. I can use various teaching techniques to develop pupil’s reading skills.
52. I can use various teaching techniques to develop pupil’s writing skills.
53. I can use various teaching techniques to develop pupil’s speaking skills.
54. I can use various teaching techniques to develop pupil’s phonological awareness.
55. I can use different ways of introducing stories to motivate my learners.
56. I can use my language art lessons as a means of consolidating pupil’s knowledge.
57. I can use songs, rhythms and chants in various ways to motivate my pupils.
What is your response?
Yes, I am confident I can do that.
I’m not so sure I can do that. I need some support.
No, I have never done that.