Posts Tagged With: Learning Power

ClassDojo: how can it be used to promote growth mindsets and learning power?

ClassDojo was originally designed in the US as a digital based behaviour management system where teachers gave children points for choosing to do the ‘correct’ behaviours.  The video below explains a little more (as well as many others on YouTube).

There is no right or wrong way to use ClassDojo as it will depend on your own (and school’s) ethos and values as a teacher.  However, not being a big fan of using extrinsic rewards systems, but recognising the motivation that ClassDojo could create, I have been exploring using it to reward behaviours that the school and I are trying to promote, namely, building learning power/growth mindsets.  New behaviours are added every half-term and the recent adaptation of changing the weighting of the points means that we can value some behaviours more than others.  The points are collated over a two week period, at the end of which the highest point scorer receives a leaning power certificate.  There are still many features that need exploring, so if you have not signed up for free yet, why not give it a go and experiment in your own classroom?

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Recommended reading

The most effective professional development is often initiated and determined by the teacher themselves. For many, this is achieved through engaging with the ever growing online community such as Twitter, blogs, TeachMeets etc.  However, for others the book (whether digital or old fashioned paper) is still their primary source of furthering their learning and practice.

Click here to see our updated recommended reading page.

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Build your Learning Power

As we begin the journey of  designing our new curriculum at Hamford, we continue to consider ways of developing the child holistically so they are prepared for life beyond school and a lifetime of learning.  Have a look at our new Learning Power page.

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