Learning at St Kevin's

Recently, class teachers were in-serviced on using learning intentions and success criteria to enhance student voice in the classroom.  A learning intention is created by the teacher.  It describes what the teacher would like the students to know, understand and be able to do as a result of the learning activity. The learning intentions assist the students to focus on what they are learning. The success criteria are linked to the learning intentions.  One of the benefits of using success criteria is that it is co-constructed with the students. This allows the students an opportunity to participate in dialogue about what is required to be successful in the task and to describe what success looks like. 4B have embraced this by analysing writing samples and determining what a successful piece of writing for a Year 4 student should contain. The students worked collaboratively to construct the criteria and have clearly taken ownership of this!