As an Ōpaheke SELF-REGULATOR I am responsible for my learning, behaviour, and equipment.
- I use my initiative
- I manage my self
- I share responsibility for my learning
WHY SELF REGULATOR?
- Learning how to learn will enable students to identify what works for them as learners. They will identify the conditions they learn best in so that they can make appropriate choices about where to work, who to work with and the best tools to use.
- Identifying and selecting helpful strategies when they get stuck or meet challenges enables learners to keep progressing.
- Learning is more than knowing information. It involves self-awareness, self-motivation and application of the acquired knowledge.
- Setting goals, selecting strategies to achieve the goals, self- monitoring progress and re-working goals lead to success.
As an Ōpaheke THINKER I am a curious, engaged and motivated learner.
- I can reflect on information and learning
- I am inquisitive and ask questions
- I can develop and organise information/ my understanding
- We want students to be more than unquestioning, passive receivers of information
- Knowing about creative, critical and caring thinking and how to apply it makes thinking visible
- Developing the disposition of thinking is necessary for students to become ‘confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners’ (NZC Vision 2007)
- The intentional teaching of thinking helps deepen understanding.
- Being a critical, creative and caring thinker leads to success.
As an Ōpaheke INNOVATOR I am motivated to explore, experiment and explain original ideas.
- I ask questions and inquire.
- I form new and original ideas.
- I experiment, investigate and research to build new understanding
- We are preparing students for their future, much of which hasn’t even evolved yet.
- Investigating, exploring, asking questions and problem solving are skills required in an ever changing world.
- Identifying ‘what if’, ‘maybe’ and ‘try this’ possibilities to generate new ideas and original outcomes is needed in a fast changing world where there are no easy answers to future problems.
- Using a range of tools to create new ideas and products is engaging.
- Student led innovation, entrepreneurship, and authentic problem solving in school and local community is motivating
- Being adaptable, flexible and creative in the ideas we have and the things that we do leads to success.
As an Ōpaheke CHALLENGE TAKER I want to have a go, not give up and try new things.
- I am resilient.
- I persevere.
- I take risks and make mistakes with my learning
- I set challenging goals to extend my learning.
WHY CHALLENGE TAKER?
- Setting challenging goals and working productively towards them has a positive effect on learning outcomes
- Everyone has the right to feel a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment achieved by meeting challenges.
- Making mistakes is critical to learning new things.
- Taking a risk puts you in a situation where you can develop new skills and find new tools/resources that you might not have thought about before.
- You are challenging yourself to become the best you can be, and to get the best out of life
As an Ōpaheke COLLABORATOR I work effectively with others to achieve goals.
- I contribute co-operatively and actively participate to achieve a goal.
- I communicate respectfully when interacting with others.
- I encourage and accept others.
- Respectful partnerships and learning relationships are at the centre of effective learning and teaching.
- Knowing how to collaborate, both face-to-face and on the internet, is changing the world we live in. We need to know how to interact on local, national, international levels
- From discussion comes greater understanding and more retention of what is learned.
- Opportunities to explain and teach others embeds learning and take it to deeper levels.
- Many people engaging in genuine, meaningful collaboration leads to success.