If you haven’t used learning walls yet, you are probably preparing to, or you have been told to get ready to implement them in the coming months – they really are all-the-rage in education right now.
Does that mean they are a passing trend? I don’t think so. I think they are common sense, easy to implement, and set to become a key part of teaching practices all around the world. In other words, if you are unfamiliar with these tools, now is the time to get up to speed.
Not only can I help you get up to speed, but I can help you to feel competent, boost your students’ achievement, and look like a teaching rockstar to your colleagues and admin!
I have written a range of blog posts outline Learning Walls, and their close cousin, Bump It Up Walls. They are a great starting point on your journey:
- What is a Learning Wall?
- Bump It Up Walls in Your Classroom
- What is the different between Learning Walls and Bump It Up Walls?
- How to Make Your Learning Walls Interactive
- How to Co-construct Success Criteria
- Leaning Wall Tips for Small Spaces
When you have a good understanding of Learning Walls and Bump It Up Walls, you may like to implement them in your classroom.
To save you time, I have created a range of Bump It Up Wall samples and displays; as well as Learning Wall Starter kits. You can simply print, arrange and display, ready to add the other components. I have found that having these displays and samples, have really helped me to establish a place in my classroom, determine how much room I will need to expand my wall, and the other components I may need to add (such as word walls, modelled examples of success criteria etc).
You can find my Bump It Up Wall displays and samples HERE
Once you have an understanding of the two types of ‘walls’, and have some printables to get you started, you may want to know more about HOW to implement the walls, using a teaching/learning/feedback cycle.
I like to use a weekly, task-based cycle to boost my students’ achievement, with clear feedback detailing what they can successfully demonstrate, and what they need to continue to develop.
You can read more about Learning Walls, and how I implement them in my classroom in my teacher guidebook available HERE