Are we there yet?
No. We're about half way.
In between, organising camp and holding camp parent evenings, team meetings and supporting the important people in our lives we get to do some teaching!
So where did we get up to? Ah, that's right... the survey. The results were fascinating! One of the first things that popped out to me was this:
Next, I looked into this area:
Again, quite interesting to see who chose what. What would you chose? As a learner? As a teacher? As a leader? Is your preference your preference because it's easier for you? Or is it where you can reach your ultimate potential? Wonderings aside, I analysed my students and put them into this box!
The vehicle we used to develop our understanding and capacity for this was Jugyou Kenkyuu a collaborative form of professional development. So this lesson is the sum of about 8 teachers collaborating across 2 schools to create it! Check out the lesson here: JK Collaboration Lesson 1 & 2.
So the above students formed 2 groups. The Self and Team kids became a group and the buddy kids became a group. Here is the lesson I used to unpack collaboration with these learners:
here. Do you agree with the levels of collaboration? Where do you sit in terms of your teaching or learning?
The next lesson I planned is around "being present". For the buddy learners in my class, I want them to be the best they can be: so that means, we need to learn and practice a whole lot of "soft skills" like listening and asking questions etc. I am planning to use some of the coaching questions I have developed through my own leadership coaching courses as a vehicle to develop this. Here is the first lesson here:
I will leave you with the next phase of implementing this concept with this image:
Finally, here is the link to the presentation I am going to be sharing with our GATE whānau community: https://prezi.com/view/ZYjYww34NKFZsUeskrh3/