Through this work, teachers have seen growth in student self-efficacy through self-assessment and understanding that they have to provide evidence to justify that growth. The pedagogical approach and High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) build students’ metacognitive capacities through well structured lessons, setting of goals and explicit teaching. Learning is teacher-framed, and student-led, with co-constructed goal setting, and burning, open-ended questions combined with evidence-based practice to inform learning design. As one teacher says, “we know our students before we can start designing” the learning for them. Through this holistic approach, teachers draw upon the 6Cs, the Collaborative Inquiry Cycle and the Deep Learning Rubric to maintain consistency when planning for learning and in gathering data.
This approach has “privileged other ways of knowing, other ways of learning and other data sets to say our kids are growing and achieving”. (Principal, Derrimut PS)
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