Developing confident learners is often stated as a goal for schools and educators, yet students continually enter our classrooms with low confidence and on a “losing streak” in school. This session will help participants to learn more about shifting to a strength-based approach in our classrooms and to look at the power of assessment in developing student confidence. Participants will have the opportunity to:
- discuss ideas and strategies to increase engagement through creating space for student strengths and interests in the classroom
- reflect upon aspects of assessment practice and how these can build or tear down confidence
- discuss ways to tap into the strengths of students beyond our classroom walls
This session is designed for educators who want to reflect on their current practice so that they can create change that benefits students within their classes; participants will walk away with reflections as well as strategies and ideas that can be immediately implemented in their classrooms.