Date
27 September 2021

Support thinking using recommended approaches

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Key areas to support’

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Offer graphic organisers

Offer graphic organisers

Offer a range of graphic organisers to support planning and thinking.

Offer options that can be printed or accessed digitally in Word or PowerPoint, and online tools such as Popplet.

 

 

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Source: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Source:
Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Adopt a hands-on approach

Adopt a hands-on approach

Using concrete objects and taking a hands-on approach supports students to make connections.

Support planning and organisation

Support planning and organisation

Suggestions for supporting students’ organisational and processing skills.

  • Label key areas of the classroom and resources with visual and text labels.
  • Use charts, visual calendars, colour coded schedules, visible timers and cues to increase the predictability of regular activities and transitions.
  • Model and make available graphic organisers and flow charts to support planning and thinking in all curriculum areas.
  • Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships using visuals, mind maps, 3-D manipulatives, outlines, flow charts and real objects.
  • Give students multiple opportunities to engage with new ideas in a range of contexts.
  • Pace content delivery. Give students time to process and integrate information from multiple sources – displays, interpreters, written instructions, the teacher.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

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