Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The World of Learning According to Jemma

This speech in this video was written by Jemma, a 10 year old student, who gave her perspective on learning at a recent StudentMeet held at Shore this year. Jemma wrote this speech on her own and gave valuable insights about what it is like 'on the other side'.

Many other students presented at this inaugural StudentMeet. It was amazing to see the commonality between each of the presentations. Students wanted to connect with each other, connect with their world, be trusted and don't mind hard work. I was so impressed with the willingness of outstanding young men and women to share with teachers what works and what doesn't.

I was equally impressed with the teachers who came along to learn how they can strengthen their pedagogy to make learning and engaging and deep experience for the students in their care.

I look forward to further StudentMeets and also TeachMeets where professionals come together to share what is working in their environment and support each other in improving the educational outcomes for all involved.

Enjoy...and yes, I am proud Mum of a certain 10 year old!