That is my secondary school motto and it has served me well for my past 30+ years. It is the start of Term 2 and I must continue to do things with constancy and purpose. I must not lose sight of what I wish to do for my students. I should try not to fall back to “pouring-knowledge” mode. It is not going to be easy but I am going to press on.
Here are things in store for them:
Getting them to use SeeSaw to showcase what they has learned for the week (Will do so weekly)
- Focus on explaining answers with hands-on activities. The structure of their “explanation ” should be:
- Data/Observations from the question
- Unpack scientific concept relevant to the given question . Use “so-what” to make sure the final statement can link back to the question
- Provide opportunities for them to check their peers’ answers. This means I must let them know the success criteria and what is a good answer.