Monday, January 6, 2014
Conditions for Learning (freebie)
I'd love a good excuse to go to Australia, because there's someone there who I'd love to shadow. Have you heard of Brian Cambourne? He's one of Australia's leading literacy gurus. He knows his stuff. I first heard about him during my Reading Recovery training 18 years ago. His thoughts have definitely impacted my teaching. I can see his thumbprint on the way I teach literacy, and yet I need to continually come back to the principles he teaches. He's probably most famous for his Conditions for Learning. I have a copy of them in my lesson plan book, although that doesn't mean I refer to it often enough. It's good to be reminded of what needs to be continually in place for our young literacy learners. I thought I'd share a copy with you as well. I've added quotes, because that's what I do. Click on the words for your own copy.