Above And Beyond

What do you think of this video shared on Twitter today by @neilringrose?

I started writing the post to accompany it, then changed my mind. Suffice to say, it encapsulates all of my schools learning principles.

  • We learn in different ways, depending on abilities, learning styles, preferences and interests. 
  • Learning takes place through inquiry: questioning, exploring, experimenting and problem solving.
  • Learning includes acquisition of skills and knowledge, constructing meaning and transfer to different contexts.
  • Learning is active and social and is enhanced by collaboration and interaction.
  • Learners need to feel secure, valued and able to take risks.
  • Learning needs to be challenging, meaningful, purposeful and engaging.
  • Learning includes meta-cognition and reflection, which support learners taking ownership of their learning.

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What thoughts did it bring to mind? Can you give it an alternative title that sums up the essence?

About whatedsaid

Teaching and Learning Coordinator at an IB PYP school in Melbourne, Australia. I'm a teacher, a learner, an inquirer...
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4 Responses to Above And Beyond

  1. arroyo24 says:

    Love this video. I saw it a while ago and it was great to see it here with such an interesting reflection on the learning process. I would add to the reflection that passion is an important aspect of the learning process.

    Great post!
    Christianne

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  2. whatedsaid says:

    Thanks Christianne. It was new to me. Seems to represent the difference between old ways of teaching/learning and new ones so well!!

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  3. Lawrence says:

    The first thought that came to mind: our syllabus becomes a limiting ceiling. Which leads to another question, how do we teach different students and allow them to soar at different heights?

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  4. Thanks for writing about and sharing this video. The first thought for an alternative title that popped into my mind is: Together we Soar. When we allow students to blend their gifts and perspectives, give them the basics but don’t anchor them to “our agenda” they will reach heights beyond our imagination!

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