ERO/First Term Review
All students worked on projects either on their own or in small groups, creating and making in areas that interested them.
Observations of students:
- Relationships - improved, working across age levels and gender
- Student and teacher working in partnership
- Behavour - minimal teacher intervention, students working around the school and away from staff
- Students who had previously struggled with behavioural issues were more settled
- Time - happily working into own time, playing, reading, day-dreaming and dallying
- Deadlines were met or became flexible to meet changing work demands
- Resources - were well used, a variety of materials and resources effectively managed
- To trial - names from a hat for each class job, longest job (first) to shortest job (last)
- "I want to be ready for going to high school - this is an opportunity for me to take responsibility for my learning"
- "I thought this class would be the worst class I have attended"
- Most students acknowledged enjoying freedom to work on the projects of their choice
- Reporting that their children were coming home happy
- Democratic processes - voting, reaching consensus
- Names from a hat for each class job, longest job (first) to shortest job (last)
- Student defined class rules