Monday, 14 October 2013

"e9" Learner centered: Learning centered

Kia ora whanau! Welcome back to Term 4.  I hope you have had a great break. Term 4 is going to be amazing! I am really looking forward to tackling all of your challenges with you.

Today we implemented a 'Mi Plan' - a self directed learning plan that empowers the learners in e9 to chose their learning pathway.  It was a great success!  I am stoked!  I enjoyed working with all of the children who chose to come to the mat for their learning.  I would love to here any feedback about how you found it?

We have been looking closely at our goals in reading, writing and maths.  I used this TV commercial to help inspire us about making goals for our learning.

If these people were learners, it's like they have come across a problem with their learning.  They're stuck.  What is their goal?  To get off the escalator.  How are they going to action it? With one step at a time (to walk).  Us in e9, need to become e(xtreme) problem solvers to overcome blocks in the road. 

So this week, you should see our learning goals have 'action steps'.  Please help your child develop learning goals within reading, writing and maths.  And talk to them about what they could do to solve a problem.  If we, as learners, don't know what our goals in learning are, then we will end up like the people unable to walk off the escalator.  Let's be amazing!

Class Dojo:
Here is a screenshot of our class dojo points. When you get 20 points, you get 10 minutes free time.  Keep it up team and remember to find your hat by the end of the week!


  1. Wow e9 I love this post. I can see how this planning map, inspiration and reward tool will support your learning. I'm looking forward to calling in and asking you how it is working for YOU!

  2. Sounds awesome e9. I look forward to seeing you in the Hub doing some active learning. I wonder if some of you might like to contribute/display some of your literacy learning to the hub environment or the hub blog?

  3. Looks and sounds very interesting. When put into practice, what are you trying to get better at? (I'll be in too so you can explain it to me!)

  4. WOW. You guys must be the best class in Poutama