I always enjoy the start of each term and the energy and wonder new topics always brings. This term is no exception.
I like to start each term with an overall learning objective and explore this with the students throughout the term. This term my inspiration came from Psalm 1:3.
I'd like to see students be 'planted' on a concept for longer periods of time this term. By spending more time hearing God's word we will develop good spiritual fruit, similarly, by spending more time reflecting and going deeper, I hope to encourage students to see themselves as learners with unlimited potential.
I had students sketch a tree and then watch this video about critiquing and feedback.
Students then formed critique groups to encourage feedback and growth in their next attempt.
It was uncomfortable for some, however, after a bit of practice, students placed their pride to one side and took the advice on board.
We will finish this activity with a wall display as the term progresses.
Feedback is a great tool for improvement, do you know of others?