Standard 2: Learner Differences

Lokahi Wheel

2(b) The teacher makes appropriate and timely provisions (e.g., pacing for individual rates of growth, task demands, communication, assessment, and response modes) for individual students with particular learning differences or needs.

2(c) The teacher designs instruction to build on learners’ prior knowledge and experiences, allowing learners to accelerate as they demonstrate their understandings.

2(g) The teacher understands and identifies differences in approaches to learning and performance and knows how to design instruction that uses each learner’s strengths to promote growth.

2(o) The teacher values diverse languages and dialects and seeks to integrate them into his/her instructional practice to engage students in learning.

A few weeks ago I was introduced to the Lokahi Wheel. This exercise was exactly what I needed to start my new journey in the MEdT program. I have spent my last few years in New York so I have lost touch with my Hawaii roots. Students were assigned to make a lokahi wheel which demonstrated who we were as individuals and where we come from. It was a great way for me to give my impression for myself along with earning about others. 

This artifact is connected to learner differences because students need to engage in embraces themselves and their culture. Students then share with the class who they are and what makes them unique. 

Nā Hopena Aʻo outcome(s): 

      Sense of Belonging

      Sense of Responsibility

      Sense of Aloha

Social Justice Anchor standard(s):

      Identity 

      Diversity

I chose this artifact because not only did I really enjoy this assignment but it is generally important to know your class and where they come from. Since I have built relationships with my classmates it has been great to communicate and gain perspectives from people who live and view things differently. This Lokahi wheel assignment has definelty brought students together teaching others a sense of diversity and culture. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *