Our primary goal in 2015-16 is that students take ownership of their learning.
In order to achieve this goal, we are teaching and reinforcing the message from Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade that learning involves a process. That process begins with not knowing and understanding that learning something new is NOT EASY.
Not knowing is natural AND difficult. When we are “in the pit” learning is difficult and sometimes frustrating. Good learners draw from their bag of tricks to “get out of the pit”. Good learners use their resources which can include thinking, asking a peer or adult, researching through books and the Internet, asking questions, etc. The strategies are endless, however a mature learner chooses the strategy that best suits their learning dilemma.
In the end, good learners get out of the pit and come to understand that going through the pit will produce the goals they desire if they persevere and utilize the strategies that are at their disposal.
What is your learning story? Have you ever been in and out of the pit to learn something new? Share in the comments below.