What’s been happening this term? – Unpacking learning.

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.

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What switches us on and off learning.

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What meaningful learning is.

(Useful, get a sense of accomplishment out of it, enjoyable, interesting and challenging)

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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.

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2 thoughts on “What’s been happening this term? – Unpacking learning.

  1. Hey Emma, it’s great to have your blog running again. 🙂
    It looks as if you have a whole lot of new ideas for your kids for 2013.

  2. What a wonderful way to start your year…and I agree that this intense focus will ensure your class climate is one where learning is the main purpose. I will be interested to hear what automated activities you have up and running so that you are free to have conferences or learning conversations with your students.
    Robyn

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