Archive for December 3rd, 2010
Thoughts on the day by Graham Jarvis, Lecturer at Leeds Trinity Universtiy College
From the moment the children entered the hall they were involved and engaged and the rapport between yourself and them was obvious.
Working with Years 1 and 2
In many ways, on reflection, I had asked you to perform three difficult things:
- Teach the children
- Involve and engage the staff and other adults
- Help students be involved and see teaching and support them in understanding how children could be involved, motivated and learn
The uses of the image was fascinating to me-that so much could be drawn from it and challenge the children to think of different words-to avoid ‘uhm’!! and really get them talking and thinking creatively.
There were so many different elements to the session so although the children sat on the mats for a while and then moved to tables for writing and back again it was obvious the children enjoyed it, there was no lack of involvement, and the faces of the children said so much. It is a long time since I have watched children where their faces said so much about how much they were enjoying learning, and doing and responding. I keep going back to photos on the Blog and looking at those faces-they speak volumes.
The students could not but help notice all the different strategies used: Continue Reading