In our previous department meeting we had discussed how we could make our learning objectives accessible for all. We all went away for three weeks and last night showed and shared our first attempts and ideas for using differenetiated learning objectives. Excuse the bragging but our ideas were FAB. I have attached a word document showing 4 of our methods that have been used so far. Click here for the link.
What came out of the discussion on Monday was that we were all thinking of using these to aid our AfL as well. By setting these objectives at the start of a lesson we could then review them with our pupils or ask the class to review them themselves. Everyone then has a clear idea of how they are doing and what their next step is.
There was some concern about the amount of targets and objectives and aims the pupils would be taking on board, but we agreed that many of these ideas would work best if they were used over a series of lessons.
There were also different opinions about the use of ‘all, most and some’ as an approach. Some people said it could be easy for a pupil to achieve the ‘all’ target and stop for the rest of the lesson. Others said it was a question of how you phrased and sold the idea of ‘all, most and some’.
The meeting covered much more than this too, but we all agreed that opening up the department meeting to discussion about teaching and learning’ wasextremely useful and the discussion will be continued at our next meeting too. We would be really interested to hear anyone else’s opinion and strategies as well.