Because it is cool and I got a cool teacher...
I like being in room 6 because I have lots of friends and I learn more
It depends on what we do.
I do like being in room 6 because miss tries to make learning fun. She makes it so that we want to learn and no one is forcing us to learn.
We learn a lot of things
because my teachers kind and I learn lots of things
I like room 6 because Miss D makes learning fun
because we hardly get free time
I like room 6 because we can talk about our feeling about each other. Room 6 is the best classroom ever. Give things a go.
I like being in Rm6 because I got a awesome teacher that helps me learn and achieve my goals now and for the future.
I am so glad that my learners feel that learning is fun in room 6. This is something I am always trying to keep in mind when planning. At the start of the year, most of my learners were well below national standard. This had meant that I have needed to be creative in my approach to teaching the class. I had wanted my class to be engaged and to enjoy learning. I love that many of my students feel they are learning heaps in my class.
Another firm belief I have is that in order for kids to learn, they need to feel happy and safe (because who wants to learn in a class where they are miserable and uncomfortable?). I think the responses clearly show that I have created a safe, happy and positive classroom environment. This makes me incredibly happy. It is something I have continuously worked on throughout the year. Whenever the wheels started to fall off, we would revisit the key ideas of discipline, collaboration and kindness. We also celebrate shift and small victories. I have chosen to focus on shift rather than national standards, and as a result I have seen my students confidence and self-efficacy rise. I believe these things have made a huge impact on my students - academically, socially and emotionally.
The responses in blue are the two students who rated 3 on the first question. The student that said it depends on what he does is one of my top students. This makes me wonder whether he is possibly bored/not challenged enough. I am going to have a discussion with him so I can figure out what he would like from me.
Reading, writing and maths in room 6
What's working well
- Students feel safe and happy in room 6
- Room 6 loves learning maths
- lots of accelerated shift in achievement - yay!
- An increase in self-efficacy and confidence in students learning and ability
- Students enjoy using digital tools to help them learn (blog post coming soon)
- How can I use digital tools to increase engagement and understanding in writing?
- How can I help to excite my learners about reading and writing?
- How can I engage one of my high achievers?
- How can I continue to accelerate my learners achievement in maths?
- How can I make sure that my use of digital tools and lessons are deliberate and effective?