As I begin to form my first teaching inquiry, I am thinking about how I can create shift with my Year 3 learners with their writing.
Literacy is my passion and I am constantly looking for ways that I can model both engagement and exciting with the writing process with my learners. I feel it is important for me to be a role model for my learners with writing as this is the subject that I experience the most resistance from my groups and their voices represent that of mine when I was at school.
"I don't know what to write about!"
"I don't enjoy writing - it is boring!"
"I am not good at writing!"
This are snippets of conversations I have on a daily basis and while it does sadden me, I intend to use this as motivation to look for ways to win the small battles and chip away at the underlying issues. I know this is a marathon, not a sprint so intend to use this to build the inquiry.
I know I am not alone in this - last night, Hub 1 and 2 ran a workshop for parents who were looking for ways to help build their children's confidence in writing and how to support what they are learning at school. This is a great insight into how I can connect with families more and use these relationships to help tailor my planning to the individual needs of my learners.