Tutoring in the Busy Room

 

In the Busy Room at Naturally Learning tutoring happens...

  • under a tree

  • dancing

  • on the trampoline

  • on a rug

  • by a fire

  • with pets

  • at a desk

  • by a fire

  • with a cuppa

  • alone

  • with others

  • on computer

  • listening to music

  • with a book

2018

The Busy Room

Learner centred education, it doesn't get any better than this!

  • with an experienced educator focused on meeting your learning needs.

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I was fortunate enough to spend 13 years at this exceptional school. I was my to my great privilege, and now yours.

Because as teacher, coordinator and

Head of School

I had the opportunity to collaborate with a range of therapists and specialist teachers who taught me so much. I look forward to sharing the knowledge and skills I've gained.

Thank you AIS!

2013

Foundation Team

The Full Rave: Why I Advocate Home Education

BEST PRACTISE IN OPTIMAL CONDITIONS

 NATURALLY LEARNING

FOCUSED TEACHING,

RELAXED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

HIGH IMPACT TEACHING STRATEGIES

AT SCHOOL

TUNING IN

  • Teacher uses a video, book or experience to engage the students on a topic.

  • A pre test to find out what the student already knows about the topic.

  • Key learning areas determined before learning takes place

  • Teacher tunes into a topic of interest that is alive for the student.

  • Student chooses how to engage with the teacher and what the topic will be.

  • A discussion about what is known about the topic and what the students goals are.

  • Educator and student set an achievable learning goal on the preferred topic.

  • Educator identifies key learning areas on the go

PRACTISE,  REVIEW, REVISE 

  • classroom 

  • often noisy

  • timetable allocates time

  • limited range of activities; computer, worksheet, small group game etc.

  • peers same age

  • limited talking

  • limited movement

  • play

  • retelling to significant others

  • real world experiences; cooking, gardening

  • wider community

  • time for student voice

  • unlimited modes

  • naturally integrating key learning areas

  • movement encouraged

  • sensory stimuli managed to meet individual student needs 

  • a variety of learning environments

  • real tools

SHARE, REFLECT,

 FEEDBACK

 

  • peers same age

  • set time to respond

  • usually only one chance at a set time

  • limited modes available to present; make a brochure, give a talk.

  • rubric led feedback

  • share with wider community

  • opportunity for student to be fully heard

  • unlimited modes of delivery

  • real world experiences

  • genuine feedback

  • various opportunities when the student, and audience, is willing

Naturally Learning