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Performed by Vivienne Nou, Kaiza Metuariki, Porscha Gurung and Diamond Angel-Lawrence
The song was written a good morning song for students in Invitational Education schools by Dr Sarah M. Butzin an award-winning teacher, academic and author in the USA. Dr Butzin is the creator of Project CHILD instructional system and the founder of the Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, Florida. The intentionality of care, optimism, respect and trust (I-CORT) helps to ensure each member of the school is contributing to a positive school climate.
Special thanks to Luke Tucker, Aaeisha Padshah (Year 7) and Ellie Hoyer for their outstanding contributions to this video
The book by Hattie and Zierer, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning (2018) is a focus for school improvement at Clarkson in 2018 linking invitational theory to the thinking that is necessary to make the learning visible. Visible Learning is about the thinking teachers do to make the learning more effective in the classroom.
Our preliminary work using Mindframes to create a greater focus on intentionality has shown that there is significant improvement in engagement and outcomes when both teacher and learner have a clear understanding of the intention of the lesson and its delivery.