Dispositions towards life and learning, along with fostering trans disciplinary skills are at the core of what we do in our classroom and beyond it. They are fundamental to our growth as empowered, caring, connected Global Problem Solvers.

The Invisible Tigers use a language of colour to make sense of this. Individual dispositions and skills are paired together with the seven colours in the spectrum of visible light. The picture below shows how they hang prominently in our room.

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Each of the tables in our room is paired with one of these colours. In this way we can talk about different learning resources and experiences we will have and position them on tables according to which disposition or skill we are utilising in particular.

The children moved the descriptions of the different centres around on the whiteboard to align with the colours that matched the disposition or skill they felt they would develope most when doing the activity.

The children moved the descriptions of the different centres around on the whiteboard to align with the colours that matched the disposition or skill they felt they would develope most when doing the activity.

 

One of the learning centres involved placing examples of work on a class display board according to which dispositions or skills where developed or used most during the learning activity.

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These are just some of the ways that we use a language of light and colour to develop the characteristics that help us to try to be ourselves in our highest potential.

Link to flickr set for this post HERE