Friday, November 2, 2007

Three Basics

Michael Fullen talks about 3 basics in learning
  1. Literacy
  2. Numeracy
  3. Student Wellbeing

His research shows that student wellbeing means involving students in the learning agenda and in self assessment. As teachers we need to allow students to achieve and then praise them. The creativity of students should be just as important as Literacy. This idea is similar to our own agenda. We have seen a decline in student misbehaviour which we can generalise to be because of:

  1. The implementation of Positive Behaviour Support and
  2. Engaged Learning Environments.

1 comment:

gb said...

Some wonderful insights and synthesis of PBS and our learnings from Fullan. We have completed our bfirst online survey of half the students in our school. The results look positive but also provide us with data to ask probing questions on improvement. A few students commented that they saw it was so important that the school listened to them! With this feedback from students and analysis of staff data there should be substantial info to discuss and plan our 'few ambitious goals ' for 2008 and beyond!