Jeff Allen

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The Circle of Courage: Developing Resilience and Capacity in Youth

The Nest in action

<i>The Nest</i> Action Agenda is Australia’s first evidence-based framework for national child and youth wellbeing, (0-24 years), focussed across six …

Self-improvement

Rubrics: An Undervalued Teaching Tool

English teachers know a few things about managing the paper load. But managing isn’t leading. We should do more than manage the load; we should lead …

Drama Literacy – an active approach to learning

<i>‘[This approach] allows us to assess then and there. We can have assessment ... on the spot with students not feeling that they’re being tested.’ –</i> …

Essential teaching practices – do they exist?

It is often observed that there is no single best way to teach – that what works for some learners under some conditions does not work for all …

The ‘long tail’ of underachievement

In my recent <i>Teacher</i> article ‘Big five’ challenges in school education I argue that one of the biggest challenges we face as educators is to find …

Pedagogy

‘Big five’ challenges in school education

There is no shortage of challenges in school education.<p>Some of the biggest challenges we face can appear frustratingly intractable. Despite reform …

Pedagogy

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Resources on Developing Resilience, Grit, and Growth Mindset

Explore an array of resources for understanding and building student perseverance, and consider questions raised by the research on grit. <i>(15+</i> …

Pedagogy

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Servite College students unite to support Kora

<i>Servite College Year 9 students Sienna D’Orazio (left) and Bree Colotti (right) assist children at a day care run by Kora, a charitable organisation</i> …

Four questions that encourage growth mindset among students

These simple teaching techniques will prompt pupils to seek out feedback, be more persistent with work and cope better with change<p>Teachers have long battled with how to get their students to become more resilient and improve their mindset.<p>One popular theory, pioneered by Carol Dweck, professor of …

Pedagogy

Learning Tools for OneNote improves learning for all

<i>“Students spend so much energy decoding that they can’t focus on content. This tool will help making learning more efficient.”</i><br>—Joel Reese, educator …

How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together For Powerful Learning Outcomes

MindShift readers are often intrigued by new ideas and strategies being tried around the country, but many educators are also parents and know the …

How Empowering Influential Kids Can Change School Culture For the Better

Want to change your school’s culture? Start with the right students.A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences …

How Can Schools Tap Into Parent Power For the Good of Students?

When Yesenia Gonzalez welcomed her daughter’s teacher into her home for the first time, she was ready for another lecture on how she could be a …

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, …

The power of “yet….”

The RSA in London have just released another of their wonderful RSA Animate videos – short talks by key researchers set to customised animations …

A 21st Century curriculum

In my recent <i>Teacher</i> article ‘Big five’ challenges in school education I argue that one of the biggest challenges we face in school education is to …

Pedagogy

Stanford Magazine - Article

One day last November, psychology professor Carol Dweck welcomed a pair of visitors from the Blackburn Rovers, a soccer team in the United Kingdom’s …

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Pedagogy

The Research Files Episode 14

<i>You're listening to an episode of The Research Files, brought to you by</i> Teacher <i>magazine. Hello, I'm Jo Earp. A new OECD report titled Students,</i> …

Pedagogy

Independent Advice On Evidence Based Teaching

Turning research into practical advice.<p>Welcome to the Australian Society for Evidence Based Teaching (formerly Pinnacle).<p>Here, you will find …

How a Course Map Puts You on Track for Better Learning Outcomes

For both new and veteran faculty, inheriting a syllabus to teach from is like being blindfolded on a long journey and being told, “Don’t worry, …

Why Change Our Approach to Teaching?

Jennifer Roberts first noticed the difference a few years ago in Geology 101.The course regularly draws 300 or more students a semester, and Roberts, …

First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory

The interest inventory is a simple tool to help you acquaint yourself with your students. Unlike the many icebreakers, the interest inventory is a …

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environments

<b>The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environments</b>by <b>Amy Moynihan</b>, Ph.D. Candidate at The University of Virginia via Hanover …

100 Search Engines For Academic Research

Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. …