Thursday, June 21, 2018
Let's work, be proud (Mick Jagger)
Working in the Learning Centre can be a joy. Like right now.
I'm scheduled to cover the LC at various times of the week.
When I walked into the LC for this period I checked in with our LC manager, as per our Learning Coach guidelines. She reported that students had been working solidly all morning. Given that yesterday was a fun day (wacky hair dos) this was especially gratifying and encouraging.
Right now, I'm here - listening to a variety of conversations - many centring on accounting - right now some boys are showing me car pictures but they'll go back to peer tutoring each other pretty quickly. Others are working hard and don't wish me to disturb them. Fair enough!
The Learning Centre (LC to us in the biz) is a vibrant part of our school - students self-direct themselves to whatever location suits them.
Right now the boys doing the peer tutoring are all sitting at the large collaboration table - all in a row on one side of the table.
The Year 12's are in English, some Year 13's are in the pin drop quiet zone, so the Year 11 students are all here right now, spread around the LC working on accounting.
It all depends on choice - no one has directed them to work at the collaboration table or to study their accounting.
Love the buzz in the LC right now. At the end of my period a student approaches me to find out how his One School Awards are going - turns out he's at Silver level! Brilliant!
All schools need an LC!