Coláiste Bhaile Chláir

Teaching, Learning and Assessment @CBC

Parents Introduction Video to TLA from PA AGM 13/10/2020

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Learning Together – (A Teaching and Learning Policy for CBC)

Over the past 2 years we have consulted with teachers, students and parents to develop a common framework for Learning in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. The work has been led out by Ms Egan.

We have developed 6 Key Principles which are central to our approach to “Building Learning Capacity” within CBC.

They form the focal point for all of our CPD with teachers, students and parents.

While most are already embedded in classroom practice over the next 5 years as part of our Strategic Plan we will continue to embed these right throughout the school.

Introduction

The core guiding principle that lies at the heart of everything we do at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir is to encourage and develop each member of the school community to achieve personal excellence through empowerment.

We believe that this can only be achieved by the entire school community learning together. It is critical that students develop their capacity to learn, both independently and collectively.

We have developed six key approaches to learning that are used consistently and creatively across our community and which, collectively, we refer to as Building Learning Capacity. These approaches are explained in our Teaching and Learning document 'Together we will achieve' which is attached here.

To embed this in our school, our initial focus this year is

  1. To help students develop effective learning habits to help them achieve personal excellence. This will be done through a short program delivered to students in their SPHE and Personal Development classes in conjunction with form tutors.
  2. There will be a short summary video of the program's key points posted for parents on the website.
  3. At home parents can further support the development of effective learning habits taught to students by engaging with the study skills taught to them. These approaches will help to maximize every students’ achievements.

Supporting Students to study

Please find attached a short video delivered by Ms Egan which shows how you can support and assist your son/daughter at home while revising classwork and studying and preparing for house or state Exams. The strategies outlined within are currently being delivered or have been delivered to students in the school

Study CPD Video for parents

PowerPoint

Termly Feedback Cover Sheets:A Guide for Parents

Each term students complete house exams in certain subjects (depending on CBAs and project workload in each subject). Each Term test has a Feedback Cover sheet. These sheets replace formal written reports in each subject as they give much more in dept information to parents on student progress and give parents the opportunity to act as a Learning Coach for their child. Please Follow the link here for a very useful guide for parents to explore with your son/daughter their progress in each Term test.

Study Tips for Students (click Link Here)

Thank you to Leaving Cert students of the class of 2020; Louise Mahoney, Sarah McHale, Rachael Hughes, Lauren and Katelyn McMahon who exemplify what it is to be part of a school community, even after you graduate. In providing the valuable insights and advice that feature through the entirety of this booklet you model a number of our school's key approaches to learning such as building learning habits, student voice, behaviour for learning and coaching.

"The core guiding principle that lies at the heart of everything we do at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir is to encourage and develop each member of the school community to achieve personal excellence through empowerment. We believe that this can only be achieved by the entire school community learning together.

It is critical that students develop their capacity to learn, both independently and in collaboration with others, and that they contribute to and benefit from our community."

Together We Will Achieve,

Study Planner and Graphic Organisers WordPDF

It's important to get organised when it comes to study. Plan your time using a monthly or weekly planner to slot in subjects and individual topics so you have clear goals each time you sit down. Plan what you're studying, and when you're studying it. Find what strategy works for you in each subject and use it to revise your notes, reformulate notes in your own words etc. Whether you do this using flashcards or graphic organisers it doesn't matter, once it works for you and helps you study more effectively. But you need to actively do something with the information you’re trying to learn.

Attached are a number or graphic organisers that will help you become more active in your study than just simply highlighting key words (which research tells us is a passive approach unless you do something with the key words your highlight).

Study Help for Students

Please find Links to a Study guide presented to 3rd year students at assembly which can be used by any year group. It offers helpful advice and guidance on Why, Where, When, How and How often you should revise. ALso included is a template for a study plan

Presentation

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17-Nov-2020
CAO Information for Parents and Students
06-Nov-2020
Supporting Students in Studying at Home CPD for Parents
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Baile Chláir,
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