The Building the Education Revolution has allowed many of our primary schools to closely examine the dynamic between contemporary pedagogy and learning environments. New opportunities to reflect on how teachers work together, plan and teach is resulting in positive outcomes for learners.
Throughout 2009, staff at St Monica’s Primary, North Richmond have been exploring ways in which student learning is enhanced within different learning spaces (e.g a Church) using the quality teaching framework.
It is enlightening to listen to staff at St Monica’s reflect on their professional journey and to admit that working as a team of two or three has brought a new level of enthusiasm to their daily practice. Even the principal is amazed at the level of calm within these new learning spaces as students work collaboratively on tasks – engaged and happy in their learning activities.
Another shared reflection…..