As teachers it’s important to let go! Don’t try to control the outcome of each lesson and magic will happen.
Feel free to say yes! Yes to everything, (within reason)
This is the result of today’s lesson on biomes with a group of year 1 children. When the direct teaching had finished, I informed the children that they could work with who they like and more importantly, they can represent their research in any way they choose.
The only rule was that they must prove that they understand their biome thoroughly.
I let go of the reigns and the magic happened.
Clay models of each animal, written research from books, collaboration, teamwork, time management, compromise, organisation and enthusiasm.
And at the end of the day the learning outcomes were met and the children had a great time!
Come on, let go of control and watch the magic happen! ❤️
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