Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun Jump Throw!

What an awesome day!  A big thanks to Lisa for doing all the organizing for us.  A huge thanks also goes out to all the parents who stuck out through the heat to run the events.
Here are a few photos from the day.  More have been added to flickr - click here to see them.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The power of believing you can improve.

Teacher Professional Development
One of the speakers at the pd that our teachers attended on Wednesday was Carol Dweck.  She had some very powerful ideas (backed up by years of research) about the affect of the way we think about our intelligence on our ability to learn.  A fixed mindset limits our ability to face the challenge of learning for fear we might be seen as 'dumb''.  A growth mindset encourages us to persist despite obstacles.
Small changes in the way we speak to learners can have a big impact on their willingness to keep trying when learning gets tough.  
Carol encouraged us to celebrate the struggle of learning and not ease of achievement.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Swimming Sports video

The Hoiho class have been practicing adding punctuation to their sentences to add effect and help make the meaning clear.  Here is our video using awesome punctuation about the swimming sports at Ross School.

(Sorry about the sound quality - next time we will use a better mic!)