I knew I wanted my students to:
- think - Thinker
- make mistakes - Courageous
- develop a growth mindset - Knowledgable
- collaborate - Communicator
- question - Inquirer
- share - Communicator
- create - Inquirer
- have a toolbox of strategies - Knowledgeable
- develop skills - Knowledgeable
- learn together - Caring, Open-Minded, Principled
- reflect - Reflective
I then asked them to explain why they chose to put the sticker where they did.
Responses ranged from
"It makes you learn"
"You need it for life"
"I enjoy maths because we can learn new things every time"
"It makes you smart"
"It don't like it because it is boring"
"I don't like it because I like words"
I wanted to see their thinking behind why they thought maths was important or not important.
"So we can buy things"
"We can count more easily"
"We do maths to make our lives easier"
I then wanted to brainstorm with my students what a maths lesson should be like.
I used a look like, sound like and feel like chart to help generate ideas.
Using these ideas we then made connections between them and the learner profile attributes from our Essential Agreement wall. For example, we added can make mistakes to courageous and talking about maths to communicator.