Gradual Release of Responsibility model
At Sherwood State School, our mission is to 'Aim Higher' to achieve the best outcomes for all of our students. Our approach to ensuring this is delivered consistently across all learning areas is through our comprehensive embedding of the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) model.
This model is recognised as a successful approach for moving classroom instruction from teacher-centred, whole-group delivery to student-centred collaboration and independent practice. As the name suggests, responsibility for successful delivery of lesson content is gradually released to the learner. The language that the students are familiar with reflects this approach, and delivery of this is segmented into three key areas; 'I do', 'we do' and 'you do'. This model may include demonstrations, prompts, practice, think alouds, or working in groups. Our teachers ensure all of our students are supported in their acquisition of the skills and strategies essential for success through effective teaching and learning.
You Can Do It! education program
The You Can Do It! (YCDI!) education program for children is a whole-school approach to social and emotional learning. It was developed in Australia at the University of Melbourne by psychologist Professor Michael Bernard. The program provides us with a consistent language to teach students a number of different skills that they need to know in order to be happy and successful in school and experience positive relationships.
At Sherwood State School, the
Five Keys to Success (Confidence, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Resilience) are explicitly taught in each classroom. The YCDI! programme teaches positive attitudes, social-emotional skills, character strengths and values based on the science of wellbeing and achievement.
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