A Spelling Inquiry Sample
During our introduction to the Writing Process at the Editing stage, following the proofing reading marks, I encouraged students to circle words that needed spelling to be checked. I explained that they will use only 2 of 3 reason to place a circle around a word:
So as part of the Editing stage, we pause for a Spelling Inquiry. This also needed an introduction. I had planned to model how to inquire into your own spelling but stopped myself once I was standing in front of my students, I felt that the first step I took would set the direction, tone and importance of what we were learning about and I thought, “Why was this important enough to teach and learn?” So that is where we began. We had an open discussion, sharing our thoughts, feelings, experiences, understanding and knowledge of spelling.
It was an absolute thrill to be a fly on the wall in my own classroom watching my students be the stars of their own universe. We had nearly thirty odd vibrant educators visit our school on Tuesday afternoon from Hong Kong's Victoria Shanghai Academy and Singapore's Chatsworth Kindergarten.
A reflective learner gives thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. Taken from our International Baccalaureate’s Learner Profile.
Our Unit of Inquiry’s Central Idea is People Throughout History Have Made A Difference With Their Inventions. I would like to improve my ability to reflect effectively and model this for the students. I also want to model the Creative Problem Solving process they are learning about.
Student’s are working together to discuss what each part of the Creative Problem Solving process means and need to agree on the order in which to place each part.
Each group works very well together. They are on task, respectful and cooperative. Do they know how? Are they aware of the skills they need and are using so well?
Welcome to my blog. I'm an international teacher now returned to teach in Australia. My goal is to better my craft of teaching through learning and reflection.