This week, we put into practice our Literature Circle skills. The students worked hard reading their assigned books and undertaking their roles. While one group presented their parts to their team members, others noted the behaviour. When studying behaviour and making notes, the students learned about listening to each other and giving appropiate responses. Feedback included: making eye contact, pausing and waiting for others to either catch up or find the right page in the book, helping others, introducing the roles and names of student delivering their findings, facial expressions and body language and more! The observations were discussed openly in a friendly and helpful environment.

The observations continued during our maths rotation activity, where students moved to four stations within 80 minutes. Noted were: the way students helped each other, the conversations generated, the focus on tasks and so on. These lifelong skills are important to nuture, practise and encourage.

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