OUR FOCUS - WHAT DID WE FIND OUT
Using the Spirals of Inquiry to guide us, we learned from our students that they felt that adults in the school cared about them, and that they enjoy choosing how they like to show their learning whether it's writing, building, designing, acting, creating, etc.. We surveyed all our students and asked them to write about a time where they felt successful when they were learning. From their answers, we found out that our students felt successful and happy when they were engaged in hands on learning activities while working with others.
As a staff we wanted to be responsive to our childrens' needs. So, we felt that we wanted to work as a team to make learning more engaging by planning more hands on activities and having students talk with others about what they are learning and doing. Staff felt that the better we get to know students, the better we will know what will engage each child in their learning to help deepen their understanding of Big Ideas and Core Competencies.
THIS YEAR 2021-22
Our inquiry question for this year will be: How can we better support our students with activities that are engaging for each child in order to enhance, deepen, and build more individual meaning in their learning?
We are curious to see if a hands on approach pedagogy and focus on social relationships by really getting to know our students and what their interests are, help deepen learning for students. This will be connected to our reflections and practice with the Personal Awareness and Responsibiity Core Competency.