In assembly this week we looked at the story of Austin’s butterfly. This was about a boy named Austin who was in first grade in an American school. The story shows how we don’t always get it right first time, but that is ok! In fact if you don’t find it difficult you are not being challenged. It also shows how feedback which is specific and acted upon can help us to make huge leaps in our learning and progress. Look at how much progress Austin made:
Our marking in school is changing: Staff members are being asked to offer students ‘next step advice’ when they mark pieces of non assessment work; there will no longer be grades given for effort or completion, only comments. Students will then be expected to respond to this advice either in class during “Fix it time” or at home as part of their homework.