I Can = AWARE + ENABLE + EMPOWER
What impressed me was the way they were able to foster learning outside the classroom and this brought about better results inside the classroom.
The work and learning was real and had a purpose. Problems that had to be solved.
This week I had a breakthrough with a number of my students now getting out into the community to do some work which will generate real learning.
Sean – a shadow day with a building contractor
Bonnie – an internship (3 days a week) at ABC Learning
Brad – a shadow day doing computer work at Cutting Edge
Up until this time getting the students to plan these days have been messy, frustrating and problematic.
For these kids now they can work alongside adults and find out if it is what they like, learn something about themselves and get some “know-how”.
Actions speak louder than words. I could tell them about this stuff until I am blue in the face and the penny would not drop.