A simple idea

Thursday 31 January 2019

I visited a primary school today that was trying to teach their children metacognitive skills - skills central to the IB approaches to learning.

In every classroom there was a visual of 'The Learning Dip' on a wall and children were encouraged to place post-its on it to say where they were in their learning.

This simple visual was one way of visualizing the affective side of learning, and is appropriate whether a student is in MYP or DP | CP.

All learning involves change and having to do things in new ways. It is important that students recognise that success comes with practice over time. It requires persistence and resilience.

As I said it is a simple idea - but visualising it within each classroom provided the learning environmental prompts to understand why learning does take time but it is worth the effort.


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