UNPACKING THE RBL PROFILE
When we first looked at the RBL Profile there was a lot to take in. We asked ourselves, what did everything mean? How did it all fit together? It was quite overwhelming in the early stages. As we became more familiar with the vocabulary and the concepts in the profile we realised that there were a number of similarities to the work we had already started on DMIC (Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities). With that connection apparent, we were away.
On our staff room wall we have a large visual display that incorporates a number of important understandings. It visually shows the connection with the DMIC work we are already doing. We have our voices tee shirt, the concepts and vocabulary from the RBL Profile, the concepts and vocabulary from DMIC and the key teacher capabilities needed for both. Staff and students see and discuss the display regularly so it underpins what we are trying to do.