Keeping the profile alive at Brooklyn School….
Putting a lens on the inquiry about building relationships to raise achievement within our School, the Brooklyn staff have had many conversations about the RbL profile. To keep this to the fore we have set up a wall of developments in our staff room which is constantly added to.
One work strand focuses on creating a family-like context for learning. We have carefully thought about our ‘voice,’ gathered from our school community, and have had discussions around how this is reflected in our school environment - ‘Ako - Together at Brooklyn’. This also means looking closely at how we collect data from our learners, snapshots and learning profiles, and the way we reject deficit thinking and are agentic in our conversations.
After attending the Co-construction PLD recently, our staff are evaluating how we use this teaching strategy within our own classrooms and how we can work together to build ‘mastery’ of strategies at different levels of the school.
The discussions and snapshots of our learners are continuing to help build the relationships with our Brooklyn students, which has lead us to have a close look at the GPILSEO model within our school context. At the heart of this is how we retain student engagement for learning, and how students would like to have their efforts celebrated. Lots more collegial conversations and gathering of student voice, to come!
Vicki and Amanda