For our PCT professional learning yesterday we looked at the reading "Learners in the Driving Seat" by Chris Watkins. Watkins begins the reading with asking the students to point their index finger to the ceiling then to point to who is responsible for their learning. Most will point to the teacher.
This is certainly the case with the 11 beginning teachers that I am currently working with ie that they take responsibility for the students' learning but as Watkins points out "research demonstrates that when students are driving the learning it leads to:
greater engagement & intrinsic motivationstudents setting higher challengesstudents evaluating their own work (self & peer assessment)better problem-solving"
He then provides some very good questions to ask (rather than tell) for Before Starting, On the Road, and Journey's end. These equate well to John Hattie's feedback questions "Where am I going?" (Learning Intention/goals/success criter…
Digital Intensive 2
I can't believe that a week has passed since the last digital intensive. Today we were looking at Google Forms, Google Sheets and Google maps.
We began this session with the history of Manaiakalani around Learning and the pedagogy of "Learn, Create, Share". Research underpinning this came from John Hattie's constructivist and metacognitive approach, Russell Bishop's culturally responsive pedagogy, the global study for the Ministry of Education that showed acceleration can be achieved through inquiry driven exploration and the use of the Google platform.
We learned how to set up a Google form with many available options that would give us data that we can analyse either as baseline data, feedback data or exit data. I created a Google form with questions around the new Education Council standards and sent it out to 10 teachers - have had 3 responses so will send again. I had recently attended a workshop on these and will be using them with the pro…