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Walt and Wilf

Discussion in 'Personal' started by snowflakesfalling, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. snowflakesfalling

    snowflakesfalling Occasional commenter

    At the risk of seeming a bit stupid.
    WALT: We are learning to
    WILF: What I'm looking for
    Is that right?
  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    yes, except in my school it's been changed to What we Are Learning Today..
  3. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I always liked
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Are people still using these things?
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  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Yes and at the end I like to reinforce it with a:

    We all now know
  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Used in Primary maybe ? Under the impression they were a bit passé ?
    midnight_angel likes this.
  7. snowflakesfalling

    snowflakesfalling Occasional commenter

    Thanks all.
  8. snowflakesfalling

    snowflakesfalling Occasional commenter

    Enjoyed What all now know...thanks :)
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    That has always been the alternative for WALT.
    Agree they are somewhat 'dated' now though.

    We also used to have a plenary version WINK -What I Now Know!;)
  10. Treefayre2

    Treefayre2 Established commenter

  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    Liking your work @Scintillant

    Could be a plenary of its own. Those beloved acronyms. Devise an inspirational motto for these letters c u k f
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  12. spartacus123

    spartacus123 Occasional commenter

    I thought that had been changed to success criteria.

    And L.O.

    There is a school of thought that you don't tell the pupils what they're going to learn. You do a lesson and then ask them what they think they've learnt. Hopefully it's what you wanted them to learn but it can sometimes surprise you.

    Even OFSTED said that learning objectives aren't compulsory.
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    In one school whilst on supply I saw TIBS.

    Not sure what it stood for, but "This Is B S" sprang readily to mind.
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  14. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Load of old tosh. Just get on with teaching!
    aspensquiver and lanokia like this.
  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I actually like stating the LO. It concentrates MY mind and it's fair to the students, I think.
  16. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    In my experience writing the LO in their books is a robotic exercise and few can tell me what it actually said when asked moments later.
    I prefer to introduce the lesson.........that is my LO and I don't feel the need to write it down.
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  17. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I didn't think it was for the benefit of the students, rather so that the observer (OFSTED or other) knew what was going on (having not seen the whole lesson) and thus wouldn't have to make too much effort actually listening/observing.
    BelleDuJour and midnight_angel like this.
  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Oh, yes. That's true, Belle. It doesn't have to be written down.

    I still think that's it's good self-discipline. I expect it when I'm lectured at.

    If I have to listen to SMT for an hour then I want to know in advance why it is worth my while to do so. Same for the kids. I'm happy to justify myself to them. In advance.
  19. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    The organization that brought them in as a requirement you mean? They changed their mind, yet again?

    It's worth repeating - Not fit for purpose.
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  20. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    That is one of the enduring problems with education: accretion. When one thing is superseded by another, you still have to keep doing the previous one, doubling the amount of work you have to do.

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