Plenaries and reflections can be utilised at any time through a lesson for all sorts of reasons from considering the work that has just been done, making plans for the future or even changing the dynamic of a class that has got rather heated from a debate.
It is all part of letting PPS take you in directions that really inspire, challenge and motivate students. As ever, educators often find activities of this type can be anything from 5 minute distractions to a full series of lessons.
You must meet ...
Ask students to research people that they most admire in the world and what character attributes they possess that makes them so admirable. (Stress the local and global dynamic - these people do not need to be famous and distant!) You also can utilise the learner profile as a launchpad for attributes they might consider.
Extend the exercise by asking students to consider people they admire from their career-related studies and DP subjects and, again, the attributes they display that makes them someone to look up to.
'You must meet ...': This makes a good opportunity for students to introduce one of their choices to each other in a paired activity to help them articulate the qualities they admire in others.
What does this exercise tell you about what you admire in people?
Are there any areas where you are lacking someone to inspire you?
Understanding key capabilities
Traffic light exercise: Using the key words in the word cloud below, reflect on their relation to your whole CP course: your DP subjects, your career-related studies and individual aspects of the core.
Labelling each segment with one of the key words, use a traffic light system of Red/Yellow/Green to show how well you think your CP course is encouraging you to practice that particular skill.
There is room in each segment to give an example of a subject where you think it is particularly relevant
Approaches to Teaching and Learning
The lesson plans and activities on this page can be delivered to include implicit and explicit reference to a range of Approaches to Teaching and Learning. Here are a few examples or ATL.
Introduction: How to shift your mindset and choose your future: Thinking routine 'I used to think ... Now I ...'
Step 1. Setting your vision: 'All about Me'
Step 2. Giving feedback ...
Step 3. Questions to delve deeper
Plenary: You must meet ...
Plenary: Understanding key capabilities