It’s late tonight, but I’ve had the most incredible day, so I’m really feeling the need to blog. As I looked back over our Storify Story for today’s Celebration of Learning, I couldn’t help but re-listen to one of our reflections from this morning. Our conversation led to a discussion that I didn’t anticipate. Students started talking about why today’s Celebration of Learning was better than the last one. That’s when I asked students a question that I hadn’t planned (paraphrased here): If you had advice for teachers about how you learn best, what would you say? Here’s a short clip of what a few students said (please turn up the volume, as the clip is not that loud).
Interesting insights from Grade 5 students … How would you respond to what they said? How might their answers impact on your teaching practices? As a school, we’re continuing to focus on student voice and choice, and like other student voices, I think these ones are worth listening to. I’d be curious to hear what others have to say about this.
One of the most powerful learning tools for all learners I think is to listen; really listening leads to thinking about your thinking; metacognition. Informed teaching and learning grows from this often underused and under taught skill. Good clip. Thanks for sharing. It speaks to D>I> goal setting, AFL and reflection where kids take ownership and responsibility for their learning with ‘the coach’ AKA the teacher. Love this stuff Aviva. Thanks again!
Thanks Nancy! When we ask these kinds of questions, we never know what students are going to say, but listening to them, provides valuable information for us. I will definitely be asking these questions more.