As a teacher, I do what I do.
Every now again something happens that catches you by surprise. A student smiling at you when you don't expect it. A parent making a comment or being taken to tears when expressing their joy when listening to their child share their learning.
We use 3WC's as a reporting tool, a component of our Reporting to Parents Policy that has been in place for the last 7 years. Each year my experience with students has been interesting and informative.
This week we have 3 way Conferences (3WC). The last week leading up to it has been an amazing experience, busy, insanely busy but in a really positive way. Student energy in the rooms has been high, they are engaged, excited and a bit nervous about the prospect of having their parents come to school to talk 'just about me and my learning'
The preparation was a wonderful inquiry into learning.
Through REFLECTION we can create goals to target LEARNING
Function Perspective Reflection
Using concepts to drive our inquiry was the natural progression when moving from thinking & reflecting to organisation. It is wonderful to see how excited the teaching team became when we had the opportunity to interact with students while they were identifying the learning in different things they wanted to use to support their conversations.
Our students are very keen to talk about their work, show process and talk about how they can take their learning further. As one boys said 'I don't just want my parents to say 'good work' I want them to understand what I was thinking and then they might feed forward so I can keep learning.' I love the power of student voice.
Looking forward to Wednesday . . . the next step forward.
Teaching in an IBPYP school; interests: student agency, technology integration, growth mindset & the continuous cycle of improvement that is the world of education, learning and being!