At the beginning of the Term I asked my students what they needed to do to be smart confident learners. Most of the students were very hesitant to answer this questions in front of everyone. So I made a google form to find out their honest answers.
Their answers matched my hunch as most students were very shy to ask questions about their learning.
Have a look at what they had to say...
|Write your name||Am I a confident learner?||What is it that stops me from learning?||How can I overcome my shortcomings?||What will I practice doing this term|
|LU||Yes||sometimes I am scared to ask question||by not be shy when I ask question||to ask more questions|
|MF||no||scared to share my work because i think its always wrong and not learning from my mistakes||I will try to share my work and don't be shy to talk about my learning||share my work and get feedback on my work|
|HM||sometimes yes||Scared to share my work in front of the class.||Share my opinion and ignore people who laugh at me||Be confident and get feedback from my Teacher or my buddies|
|DR||Sometimes yes||I am shy when I read my story in front of the hole class||By doing my best and not being shy in front of thew hole class||becoming a good writer and read heaps of books and spell words and share my stories|
|DP||sometimes yes||I am shy to tell my answers sometimes||By learning from my mistakes||share my work to others and get feedback from them|
|LF||sometimes Yes||I am scared to ask questions in front of the class||I will ask questions to Clarify my understanding||I will ask more questions if I get stuck|
|KA||No||scared to ask Question||if something comes to my head I will try and share it||get feedback from my teacher and my mates on my work|
|LLP||No||getting distracted and not focussing on learning||by people laughing at me when I show my work i will ignore people laughing at and i will carry on with my learning||Share my work with my friend and I will ask for help when I get stuck|
|ML||no.||I am shy||I will try getting feedback|
|get feedback to my teacher and from my classmates|
|SL||no||when i am shy||I will try and shore my work||showing my work|
|RB||No||I am scared to talk in front of people||By getting feedback and learning my mistakes.||ask question when I get stuck|
|JW||Sometimes||sometimes i'm scared to share my work||By learning my mistacks||Share my work with others and get feedback|
|HT||No||Sometimes||By learning from my mistake||By asking questions when I get stuck|
|MV||Yes||scared to ask questions|
|TD||I am not sure||I play up when other people play up||by not being scared||I will do what ever I learned at from school and learn from others|
|MM||Yes||spelling||I will try to learn my spelling||I will practice my spelling and ask my mates to test me on my spelling words|
|MT||NO||scared to ask questions||By asking questions my friends when I get stuck||I will not be scared to ask questions|
|MT||No||I do not ask questions when I do my work||I am scared to share my opinions but will try||To ask more questions|
|MR||sometimes||i am scared when i share my work||I will try to share my ideas||I will share my work|
|GN||nop||i dont no i jast like to play game||reding||No sure|
So how will I support my learners to be confident learners?
I will encourage them to participate more in class discourses to clarify their understanding about their learning. I will focus more on 'Ako' so that students feel encouraged when teaching/helping each other with their learning. I will also model and show them that I am a learner too who learns from them or from my co- teachers.