Gifts …

What will the ‘reluctant writer’ who ‘struggles with learning – especially maths’say when they are asked to reflect on their learning?

What will they say when they feel valued, not judged and safe to express their views?

Today, Lynette asked one of ‘these children’ to be meta-cognitive … To think about what she had learnt, how had she done this and how she felt about her learning. “I learnt that I need math in everyday life … Next term I might even be in a ‘higher math group’.”

What greater gifts are there for children than seeing the validity of what they are learning; seeing the value in everyday life and believing in themselves?

What greater gifts are there for teachers than  planting seeds and seeing their learners blossom?



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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