Our take the temperature 'instant' gives you the chance to ask how 'happy' the children you work with are.
Their responses will create a thermometer showing how they are feeling, forming the basis for conversations about their learning.
- Why are we feeling so happy in our learning at present?
- Why is it that some of us are not feeling as happy as others?
- What can we do to increase how happy we feel during this learning activity?
Try it out and see what conversations you can start...
What it means for the children, is that they now have the ability to apply and even synthesise ways of implementing the learning attributes (metacognitive tools) in all facets of their learning and socialisation.
Ducan Robers, Head of Little Green
Equipping kids have breathed new life into our school. We are on the journey for giving them the skills to navigate life, not a text book. The bespoke, knowledgeable, research-based approach of Equipping Kids allows us to do this; to find solutions but most importantly all be ourselves. There is no 'lunchbox' of tricks, just knowledgeable, passionate professionals who want to maximize the opportunities for every child to make a difference.
Philip Grey, Principal, Hertfordshire
The impact has transformed the adults in school to see themselves as partners in learning rather than learning that is something that is done to children
Hannah Trickett, Head, Maple Cross
The methods used by equipping kids to gather tangible qualitative data and make visible the learning process have enabled staff and governors to value priorities that are 'hard to evidence' and as a result maintain sustained focus on longer term changes to ethos and culture in the school, such as a focus on developing growth mindsets and developing pupils as learners.
Simon King, Head, Dundale