Monday, March 12, 2018

Passion Friday's start this week in the MTL VLC :)

This year we have talked to the students about how they thought Passion Fridays at WGP should roll. This followed a conversation at our team meeting when we were discussing Passion Friday options. As a teacher in many ways I felt like the "Jack of all trades, Master of none". I wasn't an expert with a passion that I thought would inspire students to come learn along with me.... Yeeha! That's what I try and do for core curriculum, I'm not sure my brain can handle giving a passion as well :)

Wikipedia version of passion:

"Passion is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for something. ...

...As a motivation for hobbies

Hobbies require a certain level of passion in order to continue engaging in the hobby. Singers, athletes, dancers, artists, and many others describe their emotion for their hobby as a passion. Although this might be the emotion they're feeling, passion is serving as a motivation for them to continue their hobby. Recently there has been a model to explain different types of passion that contribute to engaging in an activity."

With that in mind we decided to ask the students what they thought we should plan to do?

They came up with the idea that the things they were passionate about they were also probably pretty good at. Can't argue with that logic! Studetns leading what they were passionate and experts in for the other year 5/6 students in our classes and the rest of our VLC Y2, 3 & 4s. Fantastic idea we thought.

On Friday we shared with the students the passions the studetns had come up with. A pretty cool list I think from the M2/3 students:

It was great to see the enthusiasm and buy in from the students as their Year 5/6 role models shared what they wanted to do with them for Passion Friday's this term. The teachers will be making sure it all happens the way it should and our learners will get a different teaching experience.

Check out Taiga solving The Rubik's Cube as motivation to join his Passion Friday option:

We'd love to hear your feedback as our Passion Friday options unfold this term.

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