SD23 Dashboard
Helen Gorman Elementary
Learning, Together
Oct 23
Innovative Learning Environments

Where?

Outside – Urban and Forest

Create a space –provocations

Reflective/mirrored surfaces

Movement around the school

Platooning – use of different areas

Explore, understand and respect the Okanagan territory and the Okanagan people on whose land we reside

 

How?

Calm lighting - lamps

Calm music

Minimalist

Working with teachers around the district

Flexible seating – choice of couches, stools, desks, floor

Empty table spaces

Nature Collections

Mindset/Mindfulness – teaching and modelling Growth Mindset (the belief that you can control your own ability and can learn and improve)

Soft Start: regulating activities for the first 15 minutes of the day so that students have the time to mentally adjust to being at school and are ready to learn

Collaboration: students are pushed to work with different people/groups daily

Variation/CHOICE – activities for LIT centers (reading, writing, word work) change based on needs of individuals which is meeting the needs of all levels – everyone feels successful

Dual language – trying to display and encourage ASL in the classroom

Calm Corners – Fidgets, breathing tools

Team teaching across grades

Student and teacher as learner

Using Questioning to lead direction

Stations – Daily 5 Reading, Math stations

Documenting

Inquiry

 

Why?

Social, Emotional regulation

Voice and Choice

Safe

Calm

Take ownership of their learning

 

Comments

There are no comments for this post.

Comments

There are no comments for this post.