Learning @ Loreto Year 9Mrs Denise HillierDean of Learning Year 7 – 9Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 9 students areenjoying their electivesubjects. Very fewstudents changedtheir choice in the firstfew weeks, evidenceof the wisdom of theirsubject selection.
Learning Skill Development in Year 9During Year 9 teachers are developing our students’ skills inthe following areas: Collaboration Critical Thinking Evaluation of Web Resources Advanced Search Techniques Evaluating Solutions Experimental Inquiry Analysing perspectives Beginning to use in-text references Constructing an Argument
‘Smart Work at Loreto’ During Year Meeting Time on Wednesdays, students will be taken through a learning program to give them strategies for • Time Management • Subject-based Learning • Effective Learning in Lesson Time • Exam Preparation • Improving Memory • Assignments • Working with Others • Motivation
Outlook Tasks on her Skype can Calendar can be planner help used to get should be students organised specific and work detailed something out together Set reminders using Outlook to keep to schedule Limit Facebook activity
How much help should a parent/boarding supervisor give a student in Year 9? Depends on the student As little as possible – encourage independence Don’t do it for her, but do make suggestions of things she could do for herself Encourage her to read the marking guideline Suggest that she considers feedback from the teacher Discuss what’s happening in the world from different viewpoints Show her you are curious and are still learning Let her have small failures sometimes – real learning opportunities – but be around to pick up the pieces
Conversations Students are encouraged to use Conversations to form learning goals and devise strategies to reach their potential. The Tutor can suggest study ideas and act as a ‘coach’ to motivate and encourage. A Parent with concerns about learning should email email@example.com and the enquiry will be directed to the appropriate staff member, who will respond as soon as possible.