Brain Builders was a way in which I wished to encourage independent learning within the classroom. Our brain builders were colour coded; purple for English; blue for Maths; and orange for any other topic. I was aware that in implementing this, I had to ensure that I had catered to all pupils needs. Therefore, I ensured that the brain builders provided on each table were differentiated.
When children had complete their set task for the lesson, as an extension they could take a brain builder which were on each table that they felt was they would be able to produce. This encouraged children to develop responsibility attitude towards their own learning as the tasks set by the brain builders were open-ended and meant that the children could develop mastery through consolidating their knowledge.
1 – set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions.
2 – be aware of all pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge and plan teaching building on these.
2 – encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
4 – contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum with relevant subject areas.