Friday, 19 May 2017

Collaboration in Writing

Last week Mattie observed classroom teaching to see how we are using collaboration to improve student writing. She made this video based on what she saw. I hope it gives you an idea of how teaching and learning takes place in Room 5.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Speech Time!

Today we start learning about, and preparing for, our class, school and community speech competition. For many students here at Tautoro School this is their first experience of  a speech competition. Room 5 students have mixed feelings; excitement, fear, anticipation and dread.  

Did you know public speaking is apparently the 4th most common fear? We fear that we might mess up and cause the audience to respond negatively, they may think less of of us or laugh

Speech competition time in Room 5 is going to be a fun. There is a supportive environment. Students will work in their collaborative groups to give feedback and feed forward to their teams.  All students will have their their comfort zones pushed and learn something new about public communication as well as themselves. An excellent opportunity to develop kaha, manaakitanga and rangatiratanga (our school values).
 I look forward to announcing the class finalist!