Monday, 20 February 2012

New Design!

A special thanks to Kristen from Bitten by the Blog Bug Designs for turning my ideas into this awesome looking blog design. Your patience is much appreciated!

Today we(me and the grade three superstars) had a discussion about reflection. We were becoming aware that when we reflect we are actively thinking about something we have done or learned. Evaluating what we were happy with and what we wanted to adjust or change. Easier said than done. The students began by reflecting about why doubles were an important strategy for Numeracy. We chatted and chatted and many students were able to verbalize why doubles were important and how they helped with addition and subtraction, however, much was lost in the recording of their thinking. The answers that were written appear to be what the students thought I wanted to hear rather than genuine connections. Sure there were a few bright lights but not as many as I had hoped.  We obviously need more practice at this recording strategy!

In my classroom I encourage mistakes both in myself and the kiddos. I read an article this weekend that discussed the idea that we actually can learn from our mistakes! I love the idea of the growth mindset! What a relief! I told my students the exciting news. At the end of the day one of the cuties came up to me and told me that he was going home to make more mistakes so that his brain could become more powerful! Loved it, laughed out loud with him! I think we all may look like bobble heads soon!

I am looking forward to an exciting week of learning as I meet with facilitator from Pacific Cinematheque to develop our project plan, attend an IML dinner on iPad2's, and have a BYOD day this Thursday to develop our active listening and thinking skills while learning about the Sun.

1 comment:

  1. Thank YOU so much Robyn!! It was such a pleasure to work with you! :)