Inquiry Update, Week 5, Term 1
Kia Ora, Talofa and Happy Tuesday
I was doing some research online, and came across this article on 'Education Aotearoa' by Jannie Van Hees, who ran our first CoL PD arund language acquisition in children. I found it really interesting and I wanted to share what I took from it. Below I have copied and pasted some highlights from the article. Please note this is taken from http://ea.org.nz/conversational-classrooms/, and written by Jannie Van Hees.
So what did I do? Firstly, I split my maths class into social and strengths groups, as Bobbie mentioned in our last PD, these are not supposed to friend-based groups. They are groups of students that you know will work well together. I considered this strongly when grouping my learners. I did have a little more than the 4 learners per group suggested by Bobbie, although I think the groups of 5 and 6 worked ok.