We don’t have a pencil lesson. Tech should be integrated seamlessly into all disciplines.
2. Critical thinking
We need to build a culture of thinking, starting from day one so that learners know they’re in an environment where thinking is valued.
It’s not a lesson, it’s a stance. It involves letting go of control and giving kids an opportunity to explore, wonder, question and experiment.
If students are expected to sit in lines facing the front and listen to the teacher most of the time, they won’t suddenly know how to collaborate for ‘group work’ on Monday in period 6.
It’s who you are, what you model, what you expect. All the time.
Okay, so you should teach art on Monday period 6, but using art across other disciplines adds another layer to learning. Examine paintings of historical events. Use artifacts and paintings to provoke thinking.
We use language to think and communicate. It’s fundamental to learning across the curriculum.
‘Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.’ (UNESCO)
9. Study Skills
I didn’t even know this one had been considered a subject in some schools! Surely learning about how to learn is vital across all areas? (Thanks @olafelch)
10. This one’s yours…
What do you think?