Over the past 2 years, using the Scanning process, our experienced staff noticed several things about the students they taught:
- they are friendly, social and caring
- practising mindfullness helps to support them to settle/calm down and to focus
- they enjoy hands on learning experiences, especially those outside
- they struggle to regulate their emotions
- they have a wide range of abilities - strengths and stretches
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 and think you will be a success?
- What are you learning about Mindfullness and why it is important?
- When you are learning at school when do you think you are the most engaged?
- What hands on learning opportunities have you enjoyed this tem?
- What are your next steps in your learning?
Cook School Inquiry:
How can we better support our students with “hands on, minds on” learning opportunities to increase student engagement and communication skills?