Learning in different ways. 

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?

  
  

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About Jina Belnick

I am a full time learner - tumbling head first into education and joining my learners on the amazing adventures that we encounter daily at our PYP school in Melbourne, Australia.I am currently working in learning support, feeling the waters and seeing how teachers and learners are best supported, I am a listener and a leader, an inquirer and a follower. I'm loving the ride!
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