Everyday, I ask my students, "what did you learn today?"
It is a class, syndicate and school wide goal to get our students to think more about their own thinking (metacognition) and to talk about their thinking. Simply asking them for one thing they learnt that day is a great way to get them to
- think about the new things they learnt that day
- to have their learning on their mind as they are walking out the door at the end of the day instead of what they did at lunchtime.
You will notice a lot of them talked about their blogs, as we did a focus session on accessing their blogs and how to post for the first time (they are very new to their blogs).
I plan to show them this video, and talk about the benefits of talking about our learning, and different ways we can show what we have learnt.