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  1. Motivating Our Students through Building Resiliency Woodlands Ring Secondary School Sharing at APS Global Education Conference 201212 July 2012

  2. “Purpose and Meaning are essential to build a community of mind.” Thomas Sergiovanni

  3. Scope • Who do we serve • What Guides Us • How Do We Build Resiliency • What Are Some Observable Outcomes

  4. Low in self-efficacy Low in self-confidence Families with low income Who Do We Serve Secondary 4NT & 5 students make up 11 - 12% of student population

  5. What Guides Us Our Belief “Our students are Capable, Teachable and Lovable.” Create Culture of Care

  6. What Guides Us School Philosophy “Every child is unique, whose potential can be maximized so as to contribute selflessly to society.” Teachers’ Pledge: We will … bring out the best in our students We will guide our … useful and good citizens of Singapore

  7. Responsibility Respect Resilience Work Rise Serve What Guides Us Vision, Mission, Motto & Values Mental Model: increase resiliency  increase motivation  Successful Learners!

  8. Students’ Voice Culture of Learning Quality Relationships How Do We Build Resiliency Emphases in the WRS Curriculum People Our Focus

  9. Character & Citizenship Education Framework Quality Relationships Provide Opportunities for Meaningful Participation Increase Prosocial Bonding Students’ Voice Community Partnership Set and Communicate High Expectations Responsibility Respect Resilience Set Clear, Consistent Boundaries Role Modelling Teach Lifeskills, Social & Emotional Competencies Provide Care & Support Culture of Care Active Citizens Vibrant Leaders Culture of Learning adapted from Henderson & Milstein’s Resiliency Wheel

  10. How Do We Build Resiliency Culture of Learning Teaching of values and Social Emotional competencies • Creating “Motivation Mondays” & “Celebration Fridays” • displaying quotations around the school and using them frequently • Role-modelling by School Leaders • Practising language patterns of influence

  11. Building Quality Relationships How Do We Build Resiliency Increasing pro-social bonding • Matching teachers to class profile • Introducing “Teach the Child” Programme • Celebrating Blessings Day • On-going class visits to give pep talks (visibility of School Leaders) • Learning at Week ‘X’ • Recognition: priority seating at Quadrangle for morning assembly

  12. How Do We Build Resiliency Students’ Voice Providing opportunities for meaningful participation • Showcasing talents and success stories • Participating in Students’ Forum • Planning of school events: “Technically Normal” Day • Naming of Class and Classroom Decoration • Appointing Student Canteen Managers

  13. How Do We Build Resiliency Partnership Setting and communicating high expectations with strong support • Parents (especially for Secondary 5 students) • Higher Institutes of Education

  14. What Are Some Observable Outcomes Quantitative data • Attendance: consistently ~98% • Punctuality: consistently ~98% • Progression rate: • 100% for 4NT • 77% in 2009 to 82% in 2011 for S5

  15. What Are Some Observable Outcomes Percentage of 4NT & S5 Students Achieving Distinctions in CCA Grade

  16. What Are Some Observable Outcomes Quality of School Experience Survey Mean Response Index from 2007 to 2011 for 4NA

  17. What Are Some Observable Outcomes Quality of School Experience Survey Mean Response Index from 2007 to 2011 for 4NT

  18. What Are Some Observable Outcomes Special Mention • 4NT students from Robotics Club coached ITE & JC students • 4NT students selected as Chairpersons of CCAs • S5 student achieved the NCC Outstanding Cadet Award 2012 • 4NT & S5 students shortlisted for the Lee Kuan Yew All-round Student Award interview in 2010 & 2012, respectively

  19. What’s Next • Deepening teachers’ professional practice in developing students’ 21st century competencies • Increasing teachers’competencies in reflective practice • Enhancing engagement with parents and external stakeholders as partners in education

  20. For further correspondence and collaboration, email: chong_jack_sheng@moe.gov.sg • To download slides, visit: http://www.woodlandsringsec.moe.edu.sg/

  21. “Purpose and Meaning are essential to build a community of mind.” Thomas Sergiovanni Singapore Teachers’ Vision: Lead . Care . Inspire