As part of our last KPMG day, it was so great to have time to reflect on my journey and record my presentation from the Wananga last month.
If you would like to just listen to certain points, here are the topics I discuss at different times as well as links to the related blog posts:
Aim of Tool: 23seconds
Aim of the project: 30seconds
Shared Language: 1minute
Early thinking: 1minute 30 seconds
Reciprocal Reading & Teaching: 2minutes
Challenges I faced: 2minute 30 seconds
Quantitative Data: 3minutes
Qualitative Data: 3minutes 40 seconds
Trialling outside my class: 4minutes 10 seconds
Process behind the tool #1: 4minutes 45 seconds
Grow my voice Blog: 5minutes 10seconds
Process behind the tool #2: 5minutes 40seconds
Introduction to the Tool: 7minutes 15seconds
Slides from the Wananga:
In this recording you can see all the different ups and downs of the year. Here are some of my reflections to add to the recording.
Taking a step back and empathising with the problem has been my favourite part of the journey. I started the journey always ‘fixing’ a problem but my biggest growth has been around stopping, talking, collaborating and truly understanding what is possible broadens the outcome. Being a learner - taking risks, challenging ourselves, growing in confidence. Has allowed me to empathise with my own learners and understand how they might respond to challenges.
Although we do not know what the future holds I feel we have to attempt to understand what qualities and skills will be needed/desired to be successful adults: creative, risk takers who can self regulate and adapt to a changing environment (with confidence or resilience?). - That's my thoughts anyways. Helping children to accept and understand what ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable so you are prepared for anything’ means.