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  • Parent Evenings- One a term- Shared vision. Why it is this our focus?
  • Shared vision, teaching pedagogy, dream student. Common vocab etc.
  • Running analogy, Michael Pohl (books). What students do in times of challenge or when the answers aren’t always apparent.
  • A tour of the School site. School Space / Class Space / USPACE.
    School space
    Class Space
  • Thinking parent evening

    1. 1. Thinking at Stanley Avenue School
    2. 2. ‘Educating Life-long Learners’ “In times of change, learners inherit the world while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” Hoffer
    3. 3. Schooling in your time “Thinking Tool A-Z Key”
    4. 4. Quality Education A definition of a quality education is one that prepares students for this time and place........
    5. 5. So what has changed in Schools “Fish-Bone Diagram”
    6. 6. Student Learning and Achievement Developing a Quality Learning Community School organisation and structure Goals that focus on improving student achievement: 1.To continue to raise achievement in Literacy and Mathematics for all students throughout the school. 2.To continue to investigate emerging technologies and their potential to enhance learning. 3.Develop thinking skills model across School and refine School inquiry model Goals for curriculum, support programmes and teacher development: 1.‘Educating Lifelong Learners’. Ensuring teachers are supported as learners to meet the needs of the Stanley Avenue Learner. Goals for personnel, processes and systems: 1.To review and implement strategies and procedures that ensure curriculum and resources (people, finances and property) are targeted to promote the development of the Stanley Avenue Student.
    7. 7. C R EATIVE C R ITIC AL CARING - ANALYTICAL Making critical judgements during the creative process. Thinking critically about affective issues. Thinking creatively about affective issues. ANALYTICAL
    8. 8. Uses the language of thinking Plans for effective thinking Activates their thinking Transfers their thinking Aware Recognise Predict / Value Adopt Reflect Uses the vocabulary of thinking. Explain and justify thoughts and opinions Challenge and question ideas and opinions. Wonder. Reflective thinking. Choosing thinking tools that suit the situation and the child. Contributes ideas to discussion / brainstorming. Developing the range of thinking tools and learning when to use them. Awareness of thinking in different ways- Linking known to unknown. Coming up with ideas. Thinking about things in different ways. Using the thinking tools. Explores innovations. Think of a range of solutions and choose the most Using their thinking to make decisions/solve problems. Applies thinking to other situations. Draw conclusions. Develop ideas into actions. THINKERTHINKER The Stanley Avenue Learner uses a range of thinking strategies confidently...
    9. 9. Uses the language of thinking Motivate students by engaging / involving them in real-life meaningful contexts Provide quality feedback and feedforward Aware Recognise Predict / Value Adopt Reflect Internalise •A shared language of thinking is encouraged throughout the School (Based upon Pohl’s caring, critical, creative thinker) •The ‘language of thinking’ is present in everyday programme. •The teaching of thinking skills is embedded into daily classroom practice (visible in planning, wall displays etc) •Learning Prompts are highly visible for learners. THINKER- Teacher PedagogyTHINKER- Teacher Pedagogy The Stanley Avenue Learner uses a range of thinking strategies confidently...
    10. 10. Thinking Skills Programme
    11. 11.
    12. 12. Facilitating Thinking Engages learners in learning Thinking Maps to build a common language of learning Foster and encourages life – long learning Develops and organisers fundamental thinking processes. More efficient way of learning Promotes Personalised Learning environments
    13. 13. Classroom Examples Double Bubble Map KWHL Question Mapping
    14. 14. Questions?.... Comments?....