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positive learning environment
respect for people and property
being a 'good friend'
sharing time - learn about life outside of school
genuine respect for students, their progress, their humanity and the essence of who they are. (pg2 Fraser +Hill)
be aware of those students I don't have natural rapport with and work on it
get names right - ask about nicknames
bear in mind, school is not necessarily a happy place for everyone like it was for you.
focus on building self esteem
improved self-esteem, feedback relates to the performance, not students themselves (p 138 Clarke)
teach 'growth mindset'
achievement begets achievement ('melting pot' p140, Clarke)
no extrinsic rewards
learners seek knowledge for themselves because they want to know not because a teacher says so. They learn for the struggle and pleasure of expanding their worlds.
departures from 'planning' are embraced/incorporated into future lesson
'I wonder' board to post students 'questions' as they come up - encourage experts to help answer?
deep level learning
- you're not pushing yourself if you don't make a mistake
know what language children speak and write
my philosophy: "
learning is a struggle
model how to challenge ideas / seek justification / provide evidence and argue a point
teach 'growth mindset' - All children can learn - there are multiple ways of knowing and learning
source resources that represent the cultures present in the classroom (e.g. books, images). Be aware of stereotypes and tokenism.
display showing each child as an individual but making cohesive whole e.g. jigsaw, korowai, quilt etc
Bright, spacious, well-lit
areas well defined, resources well-labelled. Quiet space for those who need to withdraw
done WITH students
address issues as they occur
work on MY beliefs about students - they're not fixed