Which of these images makes you think of the learning in your class? Why?
Last lesson for the year. I dropped a pile of random images on each group’s table and asked them to pick one and relate it to their learning for their year. Some of my favourite responses…
- Shoes: We put ourselves in other people’s shoes to look at things from different perspectives. (Tahni)
- Walls: Our learning this year was never limited by the walls around us.(Matthew)
- Clock: It took time for us to work together and become a community. (Allegra)
- Signpost: We own our learning, so we can take it anywhere. (Aimee)
This is a great activity I once learned at a workshop, from which I remember nothing else! Choose images that have nothing at all to do with the topic you are teaching and ask students to relate them to their learning.
There are endless possible variations. Students can create or find their own images and the activity could be a digital one. What ever format you choose, you’ll get some really creative responses and be surprised by how their thinking and understanding can be revealed by the connections they make.