Saturday, 20 October 2018

2018 Art Exhibition Term 3 - A huge success!! Bringing our Whānau together

A way of showcasing our Stonefields Values. An opportunity for us to collaborate together and change up the timetable, be immersed in authentic learning and have an enriched literacy programme.

Friday, 19 October 2018

How am I influencing others? Taken from our staff communication...

I am excited to see the buy-in. There is a need here and I hope to continue to influence others.

As part of my CoL release in Term 4. I would like to give back and offer my support with what I have learned and experienced as part of my Inquiry.

I have the following times available please add your name and time preference that suits, with what I can support you with. I could team teach, teach for you while you observe, observe you provide feedback/feedforward…. any way you think would be most beneficial for your practice.   Please complete by end of week 3.

My Inquiry goal: How can I reduce the barriers in reading through empowering learners to cause shifts in their learning, with a particular focus on boys and Māori students?

Name / Hub
What you would like support with feel free
9.15 - 9.45
Sammy - Hub 10
Will email you about this based on EAC conversation

9.45 - 10.15
Kate - Hub 10
Maximum but balanced use of literacy time/ second pair of eyes and ideas

10.15 - 10.45
Heath - Hub 7
Will email you about this based on a conversation last term
9.15 - 9.45
Alice - Hub 9
Will email you!

9.45 - 10.15
Sally - Hub 12
Hitting the sweet spot with reading group rotations.

10.15 - 10.45
Klara - Hub 11
How to cause a faster rate of shift with Magenta/red readers that have been on those levels for a long period of time. Looking at independent activities, follow-ups and guided reading session (the ‘trifecta’)  during literacy.

How we drive our learning in Akomanga Tahi

The learners have been part of this process to co-construct what it means to drive your own learning. Here is the rubric we created. We are in the process of learners finding photo evidence to show that they are and can be intrinsically motivated to be agents of change. 

Monday, 8 October 2018

Student Voice collected for Maori learners in Akomanga Tahi

Bringing Culture Alive through Reading....

Akomanga Tahi contributed a whole day of celebrating our cultures tied into 
'Whoever you are, wherever you are' by Mem Fox 
We looked at what connections were relevant and related to our cultures and others. 
This was linked to school talk progressions of diversity (graduate profile)

Rich, authentic learning task

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Breaking the learning down in READING

Co-constructing the success of reading fluently. These slides were designed alongside with the learners as tools for them to use so they know they know they are successful in reading fluently.

We are using the progressions of feedback and feedforward to mark off against in school talk.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Poets Corner hooking learners into reading through Fluency

Thinking about what next...

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Making poetry come alive with my literacy group. Learners listening to their reading through Speakpike.

By learners reading poems to increase their fluency and confidence.

Learners were asked what their poem interests were, a majority said the liked humorous poems, so that is what we found through Poems 4 Kids.

Above is the school talk view outlining the progressions for this reading exercise and how we are going achieve these reading goals.

Maori Student Voice: 'I like reading poems because I am good at reading them'.