Be proud to show off your learning!
Grade One children celebrated learning how to make great Powerpoint Presentations by ‘showing off’ the skills they had learned to their classmates.
The focus of ‘Show Off’ day is to simply celebrate and share the skills you have learned to do well.
- Be proud of your work.
- Explain one or two things you have learned to do very well.
- Ignore any mistakes or incomplete work. (these are things you are still learning)
- Audience can give positive or encouraging comments only.
Many children dressed in costume to present their slides on ‘Life in the Olden Days’.
Here are some proud learners sharing their ideas!
Tell us what you have been proud of learning.
Have you ever made a mistake?
Of course you have! Everyone makes mistakes. (even mums and dads and teachers)
How did you feel . . . frustrated, annoyed, confused, sad, embarrassed?
Don’t feel that way. It’s quite normal to make mistakes even though we try not to.
Mistakes can be GOOD!
Making a mistake enables you to look for a correct way to do something . . . so you try another way, ask for some help or look for a solution.
This is called LEARNING !
And . . . is !
Have you ever made a mistake which helped you learn something?
Does this ever happen at your house?
The children laughed when Father Dillon asked them if this was what happened at their house after a day at school.
Of course it had happened to them!
So in ICT we talked about the many new skills we have been learning already this year that often slip by without recognition.
We have come up with a simple PLAN.
1. Recognise that ‘Aha’ moment (when you realise you understand something or learn a new skill.)
2. Pause and celebrate by thinking to yourself “Well done me! I just learned to . . . . . . “
It’s amazing how many learning ‘moments’ there are in a day when you pause to acknowledge them.