For students to track their learning and the factors which influence their performance. It may help them to see patterns in different factors.
Having a growth mindset means that you believe that you have some control in your own ability to learn and improve. This refers to intelligence, talents, and abilities.
Individuals with a growth mindset generally take more risks, set more challenging goals and are more motivated,
The power of the word 'yet'. I can't calculate the volume of a cylinder yet.
"Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning"
Do you design your lessons in a way which allows for students to make some decisions about their own learning?
Student agency is a great portal into personalised learning. By allowing students to make choices on what they learn (topic etc.), how they complete a task, or how they demonstrate their learning, you can support individualised learning. Student agency can be a motivating force. Allowing students to decide on different aspects of their learning experiences can increase levels of interest and engagement.
One strategy you can use to incorporate student agency into your classroom is to provide a choice board.
A choice board provides not only options for students to choose from, but by including hyperlinked documents, students can be supported and scaffolded through the learning process and can be in control of their own learning. When students are challenged to make decisions around what they do and how they do it, they need to actively engage in their own learning.
When planning your lessons, consider where you could incorporate student decision making into it. One approach is to consider the why, what and how (lesson intentions).
Challenge your students to articulate why the learning is valuable. Defining the purpose of the work and then allowing them to decide how they want to demonstrate their learning can be powerful.
Is it practical for students to decide a topic or subject for the lesson? Or even an area of focus? When students are interested in a topic, they invest themselves in it.
Can students decide how they will complete a task, or what task they will complete? Challenge your students to plan their own learning path.
Student agency does not equate to loss of control. Students don’t make all the decisions but they are given the opportunity to make some. It is an avenue to engage all learners, including reluctant ones.