STUDENT LED INTERVIEWS by pvg14029

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									STUDENT LED INTERVIEWS

   Ballarat Secondary College
          Middle Years
            Initiative.
        Student Led interviews
• Why run them?
   1. Traditional parent/teacher interviews
  poorly attended.
   2. Students have little understanding of how
  they learn – metacognition.
   3. Students not making the best use of
  teacher feedback on assessment tasks.
   4. Students not fully participating in their
  learning.
      How & Where to run SLIs.
• Mentor Groups ..... Pastoral , social skills,
  resilience, community focus.
• Goal setting and monitoring for improvement.
• One teacher to 12 students.
• Teacher as interested adult/mentor.
         Mentor Groups & SLIs
• Focus on understanding how students best take
  in information:
               Visual
               Aural
               Reading & Writing
               Kinaesthetic
• MICCUPS: Which intelligences do students use
  most? Which might they develop? How can
  they develop the ones they don’t use?
• Learning Styles Inventory.
        Mentor Groups & SLIs.
• Students assess their progress by discussing
  their work with Mentor teacher and peers.
• Prepare a template for their interview.
• Decide on the work samples they will discuss.
• Demonstrate the skills they are developing
  and what they have learned about the subject
  and themselves through the process.
• Review goals set and decide on what new
  goals should be. Stop .. Start.. Continue.
         Plusses and Minuses.
• Attendance of parents at SLIs increased from
  30% to 90%. ( in first year)
• Still close to 80%.
• Kinaesthetic learners tend to prefer “show and
  tell” & focus on their “hands on” learning.

• Some parents still want to see every teacher.
Link Between Mentor & SLI Success
• Some Mentor groups operated very well....
      Teacher skill and enthusiasm/ownership.
• Others less successful...Some students &
  teachers resistant or unable to build
  relationships within the group.
• High teacher turnover has a very negative
  impact.
         Where to from here?
• Individual Learning Plans
• Every teacher is a Mentor teacher and Mentor
  is a “real” subject with 2 periods a week and a
  report.
• Shared Groups - 24 students with 2 teachers.
• Small group session - 6 students with their
  mentor investigate progress in each subject.

								
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