Learning Without Boundaries STUDENT Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet
Teaching in Dubai….the challenges? “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon”
Student T&L Community…. • Student toolkit for starters and plenaries • Kids PGCE • Shared planning/ understanding of ‘GREAT’ learning • Getting the basics right • Writing great HOT questions • Observation feedback from me/peers • STUDENTS AS OWNERS OF THEIR OWN LEARNING!
Epedagogy…. • Classtools.net- Lots of creative activities, great QR code ‘Treasure Hunt’ generator • Triptico- simple desktop app full of innovative resources for interactive learning • Morfo-ios app, turns images into talking/dancing 3D characters
Raising the bar…. • Trained in lesson obs: • Teachers TV • Simplified observation form • Trained in giving feedback • Additional tool for student voice • Used for staff interviews Students as observers of learning
Next steps.. Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet • Global Classroom: • Student T&L Blog- Blogging with other schools in the UK via KidBlog • (Interested? contact me!) • Student T&L Hub group to run alongside staff pedagogy groups (4 key foci) • Train students as coaches to the next cohort of ‘TTs’ • ‘Kids 5 minute Lesson Plan’?