This term our essential Inquiry question is, ‘What makes me a good learner?’
So far, we have taken part in a provocation on the first day of school, where Miss Poole tricked us into researching together to find information about the brain. She didn’t help us at all! We did a pretty good job, however it made us realise what skills we need to work effectively.
We learnt about Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and completed a survey to show us what type of learner we are.
‘I found out I’m Music, Body and Picture Smart because I like music, sport and art.’- Emma B.
‘I found out that I am Music Smart. I think this is because I like to sing, I play a musical instrument and I find sounds fascinating.’ – Jamie
‘I found out that I am Body and Music Smart by doing the Multiple Intelligences quiz, because I scored highly in these categories’ – Monique
‘I found out that I am Body Smart, Body Smart means you like to play sport.’ -Narcia
‘I found out that I am Music Smart and Picture Smart. I know I’m Picture Smart because I LOVE to draw.’- Allegra
‘I found out I am Group Smart, Music Smart and a Maths and Logic Smart person.’ – Isabelle L
5 Dispositions of a Learner
We focused on the dispositions of Communicator and Callaborator while we were doing P.E. Check us out!
It made playing together so much more relaxed when we knew we had to focus on these skills.
Today we used De Bono’s Hats to think in different ways about the topic, ‘Is testing good for helping kids learn?’ Look at our wonderful on paper discussions!
What thinking tools are you using in your classroom?