Scanning Our Learners Part 2
In Part 2- our second round of Walking Interviews we asked the following questions:
1) Can you name 3 adults at school that believe you will be a success?
2) What have they done to show you that back?
3) What is one big idea that you are learning about in your class?
95% of the students interviewed could give the name of three adults. What was interesting was that it was not always the student's current teacher that was named.
Question 2- Lots of great comments were gleaned from this section- These positive comments from students were shared with staff during staff meetings and weekly updates sent out to staff through emails. Some examples are included here:
Student: "They always respected my opinions and decisions...really gave me confidence. They are always willing to help me when I needed it. Always cheered me on and encouraged me."
Student: "Have asked what I want to be when I grow up...said I’d be a great Dr. As I am caring. Lots of kind things to say about me."
Student: "Asked me to be a leader in gym and encouraged me to volunteer. Written feedback telling me I did good work."
Student: "They push me to reach my potential."
Student: "Teach me things. Correct me when needed. They tell me they believe in me."
Question 3- Not many students were able to correctly "articulate" this piece of evidence. In many cases the answers are to be best summarized by this statement: Student knows the topics they are studying but doesn’t recall the big ideas. Remembers they talked about it in class. But is not able to recall the actual Big Idea.