Posts Tagged ‘Introduction’

I’m back!

WOW!  As they say… Time flies when you’re having fun!  🙂

Well, this year has just flown!  My initial intentions were to regularly reflect on my practice and to add a new post every week or fortnight.  Obviously, things have not gone to plan!  I’m sure fellow teachers will know all too well, the hustle and bustle of everyday school life!  Between preparing for lessons, planning for the following week, correcting books, putting up/taking down displays, forward planning of units, analysis of assessment and actually teaching, there’s little time for much else!

In reality, I have had many opportunities for reflection on my practice.  Our school has had a focus on Feedback and earlier in the term, we worked with the great Chris Daicos in establishing SMART goals for ourselves and giving and receiving feedback from our colleagues.

I am fortunate to have such like-minded colleagues in my Professional Learning Team, and it is here where my self-reflective nature can be nurtured and supported.  I believe that we are very reflective and analytical of our students’ progress.  We continually evaluate our units, resources and lessons, to ensure that our practice improves.

As is evident, my goal is to improve my use of this blog.  I believe that sharing my thoughts and reflections on this global platform will help me to reinforce the strengths and challenges of my own practice.  But also, in the spirit of collaboration, I hope that my reflections may be useful to others, in some way.




My name is Jill Palermo and I am a primary school teacher.  I have been teaching for seven years and there are times when I still feel like a graduate!  I enjoy challenging myself and have a great passion for learning.

When I’m not teaching, planning, correcting, laminating etc… I enjoy spending time with my hubby, catching up with family and friends, watching movies and eating chocolate!

I am currently teaching grade 3/4 at Christ Our Holy Redeemer Primary School.

I am hoping that this blog will become a place to ponder reflections, discuss pedagogy, strategies and practices and to share ideas with anyone who may be interested…

Happy reading and please feel free to leave a comment.