Over the past year, using the Scanning process, our experienced staff noticed several things about the students they taught:
- they are friendly, social and caring
- they need time and support to settle/calm down and to focus
- they enjoy hands on learning experiences, especially those outside
- they struggle to regulate their emotions
- they lack background knowledge/experiences
These hunches were confirmed through the data collected from student surveys that focused on 5 key questions:
- Can you name at least 2 adults at school who care about you?
- Who would you go to for help at school?
- What are you learning about? Why is this important?
- What is your next steps in learning?
- What is one thing you would like to share that is great about Cook School?
Cook school Inquiry:
How can we better support our students with “hands on, minds on” learning opportunities to increase student engagement and communication skills?