PEEL in primary schools

Although PEEL started in a secondary school and initially spread to a several other secondary settings, by the mid 1990s PEEL ideas were being successfully applied in primary school classroms. Some very exciting ideas are now being developed by a number of teachers at all levels from Prep to Grade 6.

The chart below was developed in a primary PEEL network meeting and aims to show the kinds of learning and behaviours aimed for in a primary classroom using PEEL principles.

The following image illustrates one of the uses of PEEL in a prep classroom. this assists students in independent decison making.

The following chart is taken from a Grade 5 classroom where students are monitoring their learning.