Learner or Personal Profiles are a great way to get to know your students in a short amount of time (like the 3 weeks of Prac. for this subject). At my school we use a range of forms depending on our role in the school. On Prac. it will be useful to know each child’s interests and prior knowledge and experience across the curriculum. The Mentor/Teacher will already have this valuable knowledge as he/she has been teaching the class for 9 months of the year. It is also important to find out about any medical conditions or learning difficulties as these children may need differentiated learning experiences and/or extra time to process information. Other children may have sensory sensitivities that affect learning, such as, not wanting anyone to touch them or sit too close or an aversion to sensory based activities involving touch, taste, smell etc.
Thanks to Mrs McKinty for emphasising these kind of resources (Deep-Data-at-a-Glance chart and the Student Inventory K-2).