About this resource
Everyone experiences change and uncertainty differently.
You can download the Classroom Activity in the Attachments as well as work through the learnings in the following pages.
- Build student awareness of what can and can’t be controlled;
- Build self-reflection skills.
- For student to explore the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that come with transitions;
- For students to develop an understanding of what can and cannot be controlled in life; and
- For students to practice sitting with feelings of uncertainty.
Students will be able to provide the following evidence:
- develop a change chart;
- understand emotional responses associated with change;
- understand actions that can be taken to help us sit with change and uncertainty; and
- identify support services.
Student to student conversations to check understanding and build further learning
Students assessing their own learning, with a rubric or other instructions for guidance
Teacher observation of student learning, with a simple rubric, tick-box or other protocol to record observations
Guided questioning from a teacher intended to prompt thinking related to the topic
Explicit teaching of knowledge and skills to students. This could be through a variety of formats – lecture, readings, demonstrations, etc. Often used at the beginning of a unit or module to cover basic knowledge and set pathways for learning.
Inquiry and problem-based learning
Inquiry learning is focused on a question or questions that guide the learning goals for a unit or module. Problem-based learning is focused on a problem or problems that guide the learning goals for a unit or module. Questions and problems may be generated by the teacher, the students, or by teacher and students together.
Student reflection on their own learning. This is often guided or supported by a simple rubric or information on what learning progress looks like in a particular context.
Work in class independently
Students working by themselves in the classroom, with support from the teacher and available learning materials.
Work in teams or pairs
Student working with other students in the classroom, with support from the teacher and available learning materials. Student groups/pairs can be set by the teacher or formed by students themselves, depending on the needs of the learning task.
Work with family members
This activity involves working with a parent and/or carer, or other responsible adult in the student’s home environment.
- Laptop device or iPad for adapting the task to be done online;
- For students with no smart phone or suitable device - butchers paper and markers.