Here are a few snapshots that I found interesting while listening to Dr. Aitken's presentation.
-You will only be an effective teacher if you know what you are trying to achieve. It is important to figure out what you are going to do to teach your students in a way that enbles them to acheive the goals you have for them. Also, an effective teacher needs to spend time reflecting on the process and doing what they need to do to make it better and more effective for future lessons, while remembering that it is often the teacher that needs readjusting, not necessarily what the students are doing.
-Inquiry is an ongoing, continuing process. It is not an individual activity around one big idea. This makes me so happy to be part of the Manaiakalani CoL team, and to be part of the discussions that we are able to take part in during our CoL meetings.
-Teachers are only trying to acheive three things: more interest/enjoyment, more confidence, more achievement scores.
- Can our learners answer the question, “where are you going with your learning?”
- Can they describe what they are learning and why?
- How can they demonstrate what they are learning?