One of the teachers I share a class with is a bit seriously brilliant. She recently shared this brilliant motivational clip from SOUL SURFER with me, which I’m going to use with my tired Y9’s as a stimulus for discussing and discovering the POINT of EOY Assessments. Followed by a dazzling growth mindset pep talk. Yes. My cup is still very much half FULL.
I’m also going to use google maps to re-inforce the idea in the clip, that we all need some wider world perspective to motivate us to focus on the challenges in front of us – so I’ll flash up super zoomed in satellite pictures of familiar local buildings for the pupils to guess, and zoom out to locate. Final one will be the English department, housing our looming EOY assessment, with a big reveal to the world as our oyster … love it … and admit it, we all need cheese sometimes :D