Effective Teaching & Learning in a Play-Based School Environment
Sarah Aiono & Linda Cheer
What is Play?
Primarily, play is:
self-chosen and self-directed;
Children need to have the opportunity to quit.
Children need to problem solve themselves. (It grows intrinsic motivation.) process rather than product driven;its about the means rather than the end.We don't have to always 'do' something with the e.g. poemcontains structures or rules established by the players themselves;Play vs games or sportsimaginative, non-literal and removed from reality;These days, children are faced with reality most of the time.Play allows for imagination/magic to develop.occurs between those who are active, alert and non-stressed.Play/imagination happens in the pre-frontal cortex. If stress is present, the child is not able to be working in the pre-frontal cortex.Play involves higher order thinking.
Gray, 2013; Brewer, 2007 Continuum of Play
Coaching for Success - Lisa Duff
There is a lot of coaching at the leadership level, but not at the teacher/student level.
The Leader's Guide to Coaching in SchoolsThe Art of Coaching - Elena AbuilarThanks for the FeedbackQuiet Leadership - David Rock **http://www.onwardthebook.com/
Coaching vs Mentoring Mentoring has great answers for the questions, coaching has great questions for your questions.
In Coaching: We never use a 'why' question as it leads to someone being defensiveCoaching as a way of beingdifference between being empathetic vs sympathetic (we need to be empathetic not sympathetic)don't judge
At Whakarongo, each teacher is allocated an hour of coaching per CRT time.
Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Timothy Gallwey