Sometimes you get a surprise and this was true for me recently when I visited a display of young students passion projects. I think I see a little of our Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke’s style at the stumps in this display. It’s great to see the student’s engagement in the projects.
This year the teachers, led by one of our experienced educators Michele Martin, have added at this junior level a toolkit of thinking assets the students got to use in their passion project.
A group of students proudly displayed their toolkits and read some of their thinking assets to me.
All this reminds me of the work around student voice – allowing students to voice and then have the timetabled time to investigate their passions. It also has the double benefit, when done at the start of year, for teachers to get to know their students a little better. All in all s successful learning task.