Principal Visit to Year 2
“When our students reflect on their learning it opens a door to discovery!”
I had the opportunity to “chill out” with the year two group to hear about what was happening with their learning. Reflection has many facets. For example, reflecting on work enhances its meaning. Reflecting on experiences encourages insight and complex learning. At St Therese’s we believe reflection involves linking a current experience to previous learnings (a process called scaffolding). Reflection also involves drawing forth cognitive and emotional information from several sources: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. To reflect, we must act upon and process the information, synthesizing and evaluating the data. In the end, reflecting also means applying what we’ve learnt to contexts beyond the original situations in which we learned something. So, when our students were asked to name two things that they learnt about today they quickly responded with
“We learnt about life cycles of animals, yeah cats and dogs called out another student”. Another student eagerly stated that “he learnt about surveys and data.” As you can imagine the teachers got very excited that their students had remembered what was taught. Thank you, year two for sharing your learning with me.
Best wishes David