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What do your students need to learn?

Gathering and analysing a range of information about the learning needs of your students in relation to positive classroom communities will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes. Possible learning outcomes that relate to the learning experiences in this book are listed below. You could draw on these outcomes to set goals with your students and to provide them with feedback about their progress.

Students will




Personal Identity and Self-worth
  • identify their uniqueness and demonstrate skills of self-awareness by building a personal profile
2 A 4
  • acknowledge differences and similarities between themselves and others
2 C 2
  • acknowledge and accept compliments
2 C 3
  • recognise and describe their individual strengths
3 A 4
  • identify and describe their family/whānau structure and their place in it
2 C 2
  • treat others with respect and accept individual differences
2 C 2
  • identify and describe their needs in the class whānau/family structure
3 A 4
  • identify shared and individual roles in the class
2 C 2
  • share ideas and beliefs to develop guidelines for a positive classroom community
2 D 1/3/4
  • set realistic and achievable goals using their own skills and resources. 
2 A 1
Enhancing Relationships
  • recognise and describe their individual strengths and areas that need to be developed
3 A 4
  • identify ways of working with others
3 C 1
  • identify pressures that can affect them when working in a group
3 C 3
  • discuss how they feel in a variety of situations
2 C 3
  • identify ways  of supporting others when they have strong feelings
2 C 3
  • demonstrate the skills of active listening
2 C 3
  • demonstrate assertiveness when their rights are challenged or when making choices
3 C 3
  • examine the choices, consequences, beliefs, and values that are involved in making challenging decisions
3 A 4
  • identify the qualities of friendship and how to maintain friendships
3 C 1
  • describe attitudes and values that help establish and maintain friendships.
2 C 1
Supportive Environments
  • describe the rights and responsibilities of all class members in establishing a positive classroom community
2 D 3
  • examine how people’s attitudes, values, and actions contribute to establishing a positive classroom community
2 D 1
  • identify an  aspect of the classroom environment that can be enhanced and implement a plan to achieve this
2 D 4
  • Identify people and agencies that can provide guidance and support when students are challenged with relationship problems or conflict
3 C 3
  • identify existing school policies that address interpersonal relationship issues for students at the school
3 D 3
  • develop a plan to inform others in their school about support people and helping agencies.
3 D 4