The sun can be very annoying at times! I am sat with my MacBook in my favourite coffee shop writing this and the sun is just beaming into the building bright and cheerful. The problem is, I either get it right in the face so it is blinding and I can’t see my screen, or it on my back and shining on the screen, and I can’t see the screen. The sun definitely needs a dimmer switch! The sun shining onto my screen actually has something to do with this week’s waffle since I want to waffle about the role of technology in the planning.
One of the most exciting parts of the Eurovision Song contest is the results – the awarding of points and the declaration of the eventual winner. The show would be a lot longer if more feedback was provided – something like 10 points due to the rousing nature of the tune and the inspiring lyrics, although the actual justification of the points would be interesting to hear. Detailed and effective feedback is not something that we, as practitioners, can or should avoid, so this week’s waffle is about some ideas for managing that feedback.
Some of you might be preparing to start your first job soon with others looking forward to getting stuck into your next school experience. Within this waffle I’m going to talk about using a KWL sheet to support your planning and to involve the children more in the process. This encourages you to personalise the topic to the children within your class rather than just following a generic plan.