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How Worthwhile Is The Learning You Are Designing?

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:31:34 +0000

We have all seen the likes of these documents before, a system level framework for effective teaching, a document that states the fundamental principles of what is expected of teachers in a particular region. The Canadian Teacher Association paper titled "What did you do in school today? Teaching Effectiveness: A Framework and Rubric" is no different in that regard. It is a multi-year research piece about the effectiveness of teaching.

Set Your Compass: Share Your Direction

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:05:07 +0000

All too often we don’t co-construct our curriculum with the children in our class. What occurs is a complete lack of clarity about where, as a group of learners, we are heading. In fact the [READ MORE]

Khan Academy Is Not The Progressive Model You Are Looking For

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:29:35 +0000

There has been a great deal written about Khan Academy just recently and the concept of personalised instruction and how this is somehow revolutionary or some sort of game changer. But why is it engaging [READ MORE]

I Don’t Have Time For Formative Assessment

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 08:48:49 +0000

Although a fairly narrow view on the barriers to implementing assessment for learning, the cross section of views shared on the Google Document have been excellent as a starting point for discussion. The above Wordle [READ MORE]

Less Coverage; Deeper Learning

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 06:33:49 +0000

My own research and interest into the issues swirling around assessment in schools coincides with the new purpos/ed campaign. Below is another comment left on the Google Doc from which I am highlighting and instigating [READ MORE]