Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Teaching Inquiry - First Thoughts

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.


  1. Although sometimes it feels tough, we are doing all that we can. Remember you give your all, and that is all you can give, so stay positive. As you said, teaching and learning is a marathon and not a sprint, so look forward to that finish line (and the many finish lines you will cross!).

    1. Thanks Georgia - definitely feels like it's a sprint some days, good to know I have a great support crew!


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