Monthly Archives: December 2015

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria
At Mildura South Primary all lessons have clear Learning Intentions and Success Criteria.
What are Learning Intentions and Success Criteria?
A Learning Intention identifies what is about to be learnt, clearly identifying the skills, knowledge and understanding that the students will be focusing on. The Success Criteria is directly linked to the skills, knowledge and understanding outlined in the Learning Intention. If Success Criteria are used well, they will give students the direction to close the gap between where they were and where they need to be in their learning.
Here are some of the students’ and a teacher’s reflection on their experience of Learning Intentions and Success Criteria:
Student Reflections
• Learning Intentions and Success Criteria works for me because I have a goal to aim for in everything and I know when I am successful in all of my work
• I find Learning Intentions and Success Criteria challenging
• I know when I am successful
• Success Criteria helps me to improve
• When I know the Success Criteria I work harder
• Success Criteria helps to keep me focused
• I am clear in my mind what I need to do to be successful
• Success Criteria helps me to achieve my goals
• I can create my own goals and my own Success Criteria
• I work better when I know the Learning Intention and Success Criteria
• I understand what I have to do to be successful
Teacher Reflection
By having Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, I have noticed a change in my student’s positive attitude towards tasks. I think knowing exactly what success will look like for each individual is incentive. Seeing my students beaming with pride and confidence is a huge privilege for me. Feedback from parents is that they are seeing their children come home proud and talking about their success for the day.

Happy Holidays

Wishing all Mildura South PS families a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

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