Notes, thoughts, ideas...words like what, how and why - were all bouncing around in my head from ulearn12 while preparing for an ERO (Education Review Office) visit in the first week of November which, now that we're through that, I thought that it was time to share some key points which I hope will provoke your own thinking...
What can we do differently at school for our students? Kids should have 1 life - not 2 - they shouldn't go home to learn!
A concern is just a negatively stated goal.
Whatever you do - go tell your story!
I loved the thinking of flipping the 'concern into a goal!'
To learn something, you have to disrupt something you know
3 levels of understanding
surface - knowing heaps of stuff
deep - relating ideas
conceptual - extending ideas
“Learning to learn” requires the learner to think about the strengths
and weaknesses of their own thinking when they are learning and to make
thoughtful decisions on what to do next. We are excited about this simple, yet powerful model of learning and the possibilities it has of further enriching our learning pathways!
in a spint paced world we need to sit & notice - 'scratch' time - where do you go scratching??
best place to go 'scratching' is with each other
Discipline is about disrupting the disruption so that learning can continue (Michael Grinder)
"A tiger is a student who will stretch you and have you to think and teach in different ways."
Funnily enough this idea of 'scratch time' was something I had just been reading. We all get so busy in our work that it is sometimes hard to find the time to go deep with your thinking about something. The time and space for reflection is precious!