We are on a week long holiday starting tomorrow. Sports Day is the first Tuesday once we get back from our week off, so I did a final wrap up discussion in which we discussed the new approach that I used in this unit. I asked them to give me their feedback as to how they liked the unit. I also encouraged those that didn’t like this student led design approach to let me know as it would give me great feedback as well. I told them that hearing things that they didn’t like would help me to be a better teacher.
Switched on Students with Offering Great Feedback
Sean: “I really liked being able to design my own learning because there were no limits on what we could do with running, jumping, and throwing.”
Lennard: “I like the Athletics unit because we could form our own groups and create our own running, jumping, and throwing activities.’
Amelie: “ I liked the Athletics unit because we had to figure things our on our own”
Harald: “ I enjoyed the Athletics unit because I like running, jumping, and throwing. We could choose what we wanted to do by ourselves.We could find problems and things that didn’t work and then ask Mr. Andy for help.”
Lucas: “ I liked the Athletics unit because we could choose our own learning groups and figure out what we could and could not do.”
Owen: “ I liked this learning because we had a lot of freedom to choose and practice whatever activities that we wanted.”
Tirso: “ I liked this unit because we were outside in the nice weather. We could run, jump, and throw. Mr. Andy could have taught us more though.“
Julian: I liked running, jumping, and throwing, but I didn’t like choosing groups because some of my group members didn’t help out and went off on their own.”
Francesca: "I liked the Athletics unit and feel the same way as Amelie. I liked learning on my own."