This year, the Year 6 syndicate started off the term with an intense focus on learning. We have focused on the following ideas:
What successful learners do.
What switches us on and off learning.
What meaningful learning is.(Useful, get a sense of accomplishment out of it, enjoyable, interesting and challenging)
We used the same lesson sequence as last year for this, but tweaked it a little and came up with a character that represented each aspect of what meaningful learning is for us in Room 3. This has been really successful.
Such an intense focus and the devotion of 3 weeks to this has made such a difference in setting up the classrooms with the learning focused relationships required for the rest of the year to run smoothly. It also gave students the opportunity to deeply reflect on what learning is, what they need to do to ensure their school day is useful and what the teacher’s role in this is.