Term 1 - WOW That Went QUICK!!
After a 9 week term, it doesn’t seem long and for me it wasn’t. This is the first time I have felt so on top of my work, committed and organised for my school. But most importantly, the vibe around our school is contiguous.
Here are my top 5 things I have learnt in the last 9 weeks.
2. Values Education
I have thoroughly enjoyed building the values, not only in my Health and P.E classes, but also within the whole school. So important that you spend a good few weeks at the beginning of the school year to ensure your students are aware of the school values, class values and learn about their own values. Thanks to Sean DeMorton for motivating me with this. This is something I’ll re visit at the beginning of next term.
3. It’s ok to be different
This term when teaching and building the relationships with my students, I alway ensured them that it is ok to be different. Meaning we all learn differently, reflect differently and display different emotions. Educating my students the respect that we need to show for all students is vital. All students are different and we need to allow our students to be themselves and not to expect them to learn all at the same time. Check in with your students and ask are they ok and what can you do better next time or even talk to them about what they enjoy doing.
4. Students LOVE to learn
Every student LOVES to learn and that’s a fact, for us it motivates us even more to challenge our students to see what else they can discover in their own way. How creative can you be? What questions will you pose for your students? What questions will your students pose for you? Let them take charge and make a difference.
I have high respect for reflection and this is how we learn by reflecting. My students now reflect and learn more by sharing their learnings. They also love standing at the front (well most of them) and talking about how they felt and how they can help their peers.
Term 1, you were sensational! The challenge is for term 2 is to maintain that intensity, positive vibe and the culture we have created.
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These are my own opinions and experiences. I love to share and reflect.