Think Like A Learner


The gem project

The Gem project:


 Summary of learning gems:

The list below is a very brief outline of some of the behaviours pupils are trying to acquire to help them to become ore effective learners

Diamond…….being responsible being able to identify a problem

tried to solve his/her own problem rather than relying on an adult

used their learning ‘toolkit’ (different strategies they have been taught) to identify what they needed to do when they were stuck

Ruby……..supporting others

 Gives support to others by listening to them and smiling at them

Praises others when they do well

Helps others when they have a problem

Emerald…..being courageous and sticking with it even when it gets tough

 Brave enough to ‘have a go’ with their learning even though they know they might make a mistake

           ’comfortable’ to make mistakes as they know these help them to learn

 l   learn from their mistake and ‘bounce back’, they stick with it

remain calm even though they have been upset or angry

Sapphire….keeping focus

Keeps on task even though there are lots of distractions – fights off the monster distraction

Keeps listening to others (teacher and others in the class) even when there are distractions 

 Amethyst …cooperation….learning with a partner – applies all the gem powers to work with a partner

shared ideas with their partner talking and listening skills

take in turns to listen and then share what they thought

added new idea to their old ones

Topaz ……collaboration…learning in a big group – applies all the gem powers to work with a team

Shared at least one idea with the whole group

 taken turns to share idea

 asked different questions in their group to make sure that they have known that their idea is in everyone’s heads.