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at Woodgate Primary School

 

 

Learning Muscles

 

Resilience

being ready, willing and able to
LOCK ON TO LEARNING

 

Absorption; you become engrossed in what you are doing; you are unaware of time passing
Managing Distractions; you know what distracts you, you try to minimise distractions, you settle back quickly after an interruption
Noticing; you notice how things look, what they are made of, or how they behave, you can identify significant detail
Perseverance; you are not put off by being stuck, you keep on going despite difficulties and find ways to overcome them, you recognise that learning can be a struggle.

 

Reflectiveness

being ready, willing and able to become
MORE STRATEGIC ABOUT LEARNING

 

Planning; you think about what you want to get out of learning, you plan the steps you might take, you access resources you may need
Revising; you are ready to revise your plans as you go along, monitor how things are going, change your plans when you have had a better idea
Distilling; you mull over experiences, draw out useful lessons from experiences, think about where else you might use these lessons
Meta-Learning; you are interested in how you learn as an individual, know your strengths and weaknesses as a learner, are interested in becoming a better learner.

 

 

Resourcefulness

being ready, willing and able to

LEARN IN DIFFERENT WAYS

 

Questioning; you are curious about things and people, you often wonder why, you play with ideas, asking "How come?" and "What if?"

Making Links; you look for connections between experiences or ideas, you find pleasure in seeing how things fit together, you make patterns

Imagining; you picture how things might look, sound, feel, be; you let your mind explore and play with possibilities and ideas

Reasoning; you create logical arguments, you deduce what might happen and you look for evidence.

 

Reciprocity

being ready, willing and able to

LEARN ALONE AND WITH OTHERS

 

Interdependence; you know how much interaction you need with others to assist your learning, you make informed choices about working on your own or with others

Collaboration; you manage your feelings when working with others, you understand the ground rules of team work, you are able to work effectively as part of a pair or team

Empathy and Listening; you put yourself in other people's shoes to see the world from their point of view, show you are listening by eye contact and body language, hear feelings and thoughts behind someone's words

Imitation; you are ready to learn from others, notice the approach and detail of how others do things

 

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