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Posted on 26 June, 2019

Visible Learning - 6 Searle

In Team 22 (6S) we use our Goals Wall to improve our self-awareness and to keep us motivated. We create a mathematics, reading, writing and personal goal at the beginning of each term and once we have achieved our goal we create a new one. Our goals must all be specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART).

This is a picture of our Goals wall and our Mad Minute Leaderboard Wall. We complete Mad Minute as a pre-learning warmup each day for mathematics. Students answer as many questions as they can in one minute using basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Each student is on a different set of questions based on their ability level. Students move up the leaderboard, not based on the number of question they answer but based on their accuracy.

Learning Intension:

  • We are learning to use mental computation to solve problems

Success Criteria:

  • Answer as many questions as possible in one minute.

Shiva: “I think SMART visible goals are important because Achieve is one of our school values and you can’t achieve if you don’t have goals and receive feedback.”

Flynn: “I love going mad for a minute because it’s a fun way to start our Math lessons.”

Natalie: “Mad Minute is great because it’s not about how fast I go, it’s all about how many I get correct and how much I improve.”

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