Creating opportunities to engage parent and students with a focus on learning is exciting for me. I love to see students sharing their learning, thinking and talking about their choices, what they understand and how they feel they can improve.
Watching parents come into the class to talk about learning and to ask there children questions is exciting. Looking at the students who really shine, the ones who are shy, speaking two or three different languages simultaneously as they communicate with parents. Inspiring me ... giving me the opportunity to see them in situations where they are really leading reflection of their learning and standing there ready to help if they need it but standing back and be an observer - what an honour.
We are only six weeks into school and already our Grade 5 students have had so many different learning engagements and experiences; one student said to me 'Ms O - I really loved that Open House happened - it was like being free to fly through our world holding my parents hands' and another quipped 'I think my parents were happy - they were smiling - and that is always a good thing!'
Definitely a window into the world of school and home and learning but most of all what a great opportunity to build relationships and conversations around learning that are student driven, focused and managed.
Six weeks til 3 Way Conference . . .
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!