Essential Agreements For Students
This is one of the best I`ve read so far about discussing and creating essential agreements. Teachers and students are sometimes so “used to” creating them, but have not understood the reason why they did it. The best thing would be to make the class understand the value. It`s a good contribution! When I read your answer to my answer, I wonder if I misunderstood what I meant. I am a Scout, and in Scouting we say `girl leaders, girl decides`. This is not new to me. When I taught kindergarten students and children, my classes were always research-oriented. Entering primary school wasn`t really a big leap forward for me. Maybe it`s like jumping to the bottom of the pool because you never know what you`re getting. But I worry about the speech I hear during the faculty sessions and around the water cooler. I lock myself up because I am part of this faculty and I must always be vigilant not to fall into these traps. and I regularly follow Inquire Within and Just Wondering.
They are indeed great resources. Beaumaris North Primary School is committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with respect, fairness and dignity. All staff, students, parents and school visitors should act accordingly. We expect all members of our school community to respect our school values, guidelines and procedures. He was looking for a way to prevent students from thinking about rules, and what they couldn`t do, a great example and a great student debate. Thank you very much for sharing! BNPS is constantly working to achieve a positive school environment that aims to ensure the safety and support of students. Our shared expectations are to support students and families who come to our school community from a wide range of backgrounds, communities and experiences. The class insisted that everything was essential and that nothing could be lost by this agreement! I wanted my students to go beyond the rules and understand the reasons why what we value is the most reflection in our action, so why not start there? Has our students` training and experience prepared them to believe that these are the appropriate expectations for a learning environment? Excellent comment, thank you Kris! (Do you work with Vanessa?!) A big change (and a challenge!) for the new Inquiry professors is to let go and stop playing “guess what`s in my head”. You could start by pretending to do so – it`s liberating if you`re able to really let go and let students take responsibility for learning (including as part of structured study). Three great resources for you are the blog Inquire Within , Just Wondering (Kath Murdoch, blog of the Inquiry Gurus) and Inquiry as Stance on Curriculum, an article by Kathy short. Let me know if you need links! In a PYP school, each working group (teacher or student) begins to create an “essential agreement”. In the classroom, this means that teachers do not impose rules, but everyone works together to reach an agreement on how the classroom works.
Do a quick Google image search for “class rules” and “classroom chords” (or “essential chords,” as they`re called in the PYP) and see if you`re a little surprised. I really like this article and found it resigning. Last year, in the first year, we worked to know what we need to do in school and what is learning? The students enjoyed sharing their dream environment in the classroom. We dropped everything and recorded all their proposals. Like the second set of rules, most student exchanges were the right thing not to do. As a teaching team, we grouped the was-non-to`s into three simple titles, the students helped sort….