We are also learning about learning.
We discuss how to be an effective learner, and how to take responsibility for our learning. We ask questions, make predictions, and formulate arguments. We explain our reasoning using clear and precise language. We are beginning to realize that learners have misconceptions, and it is important to listen carefully, examine evidence, and revise our thinking when presented with new or conflicting information.
Awhile back we watched two videos that led to deep thinking and eye-opening discussions about our role as learners. Our discoveries continue to impact our thinking and learning everyday in our classroom.
The "Broken Escalator" video reminds us to look at a problem carefully and recognize when we have the inner resources to solve on our own. We ask, "How can we get ourselves off the escalator?" We take pride in our independence as we "find our way" unaided.
what drives us. It's important to understand what learning entails and how we learn best. Learning is hard work, but it is so worth it!