How might teachers’ strengths in developing capabilities in thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, and participating and contributing, be recognised and celebrated?
1. An inquiry into the explicit use of TRUMP could be one way of looking at developing capabilities in this area to see what impact it had on student achievement and well being. Results could be compared and contrasted with less obvious inclusion of TRUMP skills to see what impact the explicit referencing had. The inquiry could be shared with critical friends who would give feedback to recognise and celebrate the strengths developed. Feedback would also be given for further development.
2. Blogging about our successes and failures in the classroom is always a great way of being recognised and celebrated for what we are doing. Sharing ideas on developing TRUMP skills through blog posts can help by receiving feedback on ideas, reflecting on practice and then trying new ideas that may be suggested in a blog comment.
How might students’ capabilities in thinking, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, relating to others, and participating and contributing, be recognised and celebrated?
Digital badges are a great way to reward skills and this could be a way of recognising and celebrating students’ capabilities in TRUMP. Each task in a unit of study could have a TRUMP skill attached to it and each student would receive a badge on completion of the task if the skill has been demonstrated. This could be monitored by peers, self and the teacher to ensure that their is evidence of the skill being demonstrated.
I wrote a blog post on something similar a while ago. Check it out here: