<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/boswellsam/introductory-letter-31503858″ title=”Introductory letter” target=”_blank”>Introductory letter</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/boswellsam” target=”_blank”>Sam Boswell</a></strong> </div>
Following two weeks of learning to learn at our K-12 college for year 7 and 9 students, I made use of this framework to write a personal letter to my year 7 class.
Their replies are interesting.
I have learned that:
- at first, some felt stressed by their shift to be with “the big kids“
- now the majority think our secondary context is “fun” because they change teachers along with subjects
- many are “hands on” or kinaesthetic learners
- some requested assistance with grammar/punctuation
- reading doesn’t really rate as a hobby or interest
- a number of students are naturalists, especially with a love of animals
- many like quiet classrooms, and prefer to work alone or with one partner
- football and personal devices (iPod/iPad) rate favourably
- some would like to write stories in our English class
- a few are musicians/ musically inclined
- some identified Adidas as a favourite brand (“comfortable“)