You will need:
A copy of each of the following documents for each group:
Seeing Anew matching exercise
Strategies for Engagement matching exercise
Strategies for Reshaping Practice matching exercise
Seeing Anew working document (reference)
Strategies for engagement working document (reference)
Strategies for reshaping practice working document (reference)
Instructions for trainers:
Print the following documents on different coloured paper if possible. For example: Seeing Anew on blue paper, Strategies for Engagement on cream paper. Print one copy of each document per group.
Cut up each of the three documents into single statements/strategies and place each set of statements in a separate envelope with the title of the document on the envelope.
Each group should have a set of three envelopes.
Note: you may wish to give teachers the working documents as a reference; if they are unsure what a statement/strategy means, they can look it up.
Instructions for groups:
- Lay out the contents of each envelope under it, using the envelope as a heading. (See picture below)
- As a group, decide on a lesson at least one of you teaches and briefly describe it as it is currently taught.
- Look at the statements under the heading Seeing Anew. Choose a ‘…towards’ statement that would suit that lesson. Discuss how the lesson might be changed in light of that statement.
- Go to the heading Strategies for Engagement and find one or more strategies that could help students/pupils engage with your new way of seeing that lesson. Say specifically how you would use that strategy/those strategies with your chosen lesson.
- Now look at the strategies listed under the heading Strategies for Reshaping Practice and select something that you, as a teacher, could do to reflect and support your choice from Seeing Anew. How could you use your chosen strategy to reshape your practice for your chosen lesson so that it is in line with your new way of seeing?You should now have a new way of seeing a lesson and strategies for both yourself and your students.Share your lesson with the rest of the participants or another group.