Our school’s learning principles say that “we learn in different ways, depending on abilities, learning styles, preferences and interests.”
Today, during the initial part of our probability provocation , I was struck, yet again, how important it is that children have choices.
Do we think about giving learners ownership of their learning and the freedom to make choices about :
1. Where they would like to sit? Do they have a range of furniture and places to choose from?
2. How they learn best ? What tools do they need to assist their thinking?
3. What they want to do with their new thoughts? Do they reflect and arrive at new understandings ?
4. So what ? What do they want and need to do to move themselves along in their learning? How does this connect to the “real world” ?
Should learning be “one size fits all” or should it be fluid and flexible?