Learning Nutrition – Main Course: Part 1
Having dithered for several days, tried various elements of learning nutrition with several groups, in no particular order, I have finally decided to try 3 nutrients on 3 different classes.
Year 7 – Control, Shift of responsibility
From the very beginning of their time at Culverhay, our Year 7 pupils have learned to respect the fact that all pupils are at different stages of their learning journeys (and at different stages in the various cogs e.g. the physically developed pupil may be less socially developed and vice versa). With this in mind, pupils have been encouraged to adapt tasks to suit their own learning needs and set appropriate levels of challenge which they think will maximise their learning. This had a major impact with one particular pupil who was identified by his primary school as being a pupil ‘to keep an eye on’ and ‘expect the unexpected’. What I didn’t expect was the fact that he intentionally makes every task more challenging for himself so that he can make more progress in a lesson, and he also suggests changes in challenge (increase and decrease) for other pupils in the class. I suspect if I taught him 5 years ago, I would have had to keep an eye on him and he would have struggled to learn in not just PE but in many other lessons.