Students have so many great ideas but can struggle to organise their thoughts on paper or when speaking. A challenge is also adding detail to their information and expanding on their ideas. A writing or speaking frame gives students a good basic structure to work with so that they can put down their ideas in a logical order and it can focus them on where they need to add more information. Scaffolding students in this way is what we believe allows all students to feel success when writing and speaking.
The Unlimited Learning Space is a place where we remove some of the limits to learning. Students are encouraged to develop a more independent approach to gaining knowledge and creating solutions as they manage their time and resources through a learning contract. Tasks and activities in the ULS have been planned to promote critical thinking and a deeper level of understanding. This term we are focussing on Blooms Taxonomy of thinking, De Bono's 6 thinking hats and Thinkers Keys in relation to the topic they are engaged in and with 2 teachers in the space, students are being well supported through this process. We hope you enjoy checking out what is happening in the ULS, we welcome your comments - Tracey Pacheco (ULS Teacher).