Archive | February 5, 2017

Visible Learning and Growth Mindset

VISIBLE LEARNING AND GROWTH MINDSET

In this first week of school for 2017,

we have been concentrating on what it means to be

a visible learner. 

We have also discussed growth mindset

and how we can all change from

a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Watch the videos below to give you an idea about what a fixed and growth mindset actually mean.

What are some of the steps you can take to change your thinking?

What are some things you can do to change your thinking

and therefore change your life and your ability to succeed?

Read the fixed and growth mindset words in the chart below.

Do you recognize any comments that you have ever made?

Think about how you can change.

 In class this week we also discussed what we can do to take control

of our actions and behaviors both in and out of the classroom. 

We understand that there are some things that are out of our control.

Yet there are also some things that each of us can control.

Think about what YOU are going to do to change your mindset

and about how YOU can be in control.

How will you respond when confronted with difficult tasks?

What will you say? How will you act? What will you do? What will you think?

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2017

 

 

SAFER INTERNET DAY 

Safer Internet Day 2017 is almost here! 
It takes place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 .
The theme for this year is
Be the change:
Unite for a better internet
How can we work together to create a better and safer internet?
What are some of the special things you can do
to keep yourself and your friends safe on the internet?
Write back and tell me how you think you can work together to create a better internet.
 

Welcome to 2017

Hi everyone.

Welcome back and I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable holiday.

This year is again shaping up to be an exciting, fun-filled and busy year.

Our topics this term for Integrated Studies are

Weather and Climate, including Natural Disasters,

Systems and Relationships,

Earn and Learn and

Plant and Body Systems.

I am so very proud of each of you and how well you have settled into our first week of school.

Already we have completed so much work in the areas of Literacy and Mathematics,

but we have especially worked hard in the areas of

Social Emotional Learning and changing our mindset.

In the coming weeks we will set our semester goals.

Remember, follow your dreams, set your sights high and reach for the stars!