A wonderful glimpse into the Year 5/6 classroom of Assistant Principal and Invercargill based Mark Herring.
Here's the background to the piece:
My teacher inquiry this year is to provide the parents of my class and school with opportunities to connect with their students and their learning. Some of the feedback I have been getting is that their child is 'backward in coming forward' about what's happening in class. The video is one of the strategies I hoped might help change their perception of 'a day in our classroom.'
I set up a laptop in the corner of the class and with the use of the isight and a time-lapse programme recorded 1 photo every 5 seconds from 8.30am till 3.30pm. The above was our result
Have you thought about doing the same in your classes? What do you think of what the video illustrates? How do you create opportunities for parents to 'see' the learning which happens with their children?