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riskandreflect

Before the year started I asked the question: Who should be writing the day plans?<p><i>I also offered an answer: The students.</i><p>So this year – being back in …

Harnessing Students’ Curiosity to Drive Learning

The Inspiration<p>Wildwood was already using inquiry-based learning to some extent, but things took off for them when, in Principal Mary Beth Cunat's …

Bringing the Community Into the Classroom

Introducing students to learning partners also expands their sense of what they believe is possible for their own future. "If you ask kids, 'What do …

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to …

Education Technology

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Most teachers care about their students’ results. If you are reading this article, you are undoubtedly one of them.<p>There is no doubt that teachers …

Professional growth starts with being a reflective educator

Schools give plenty of thought to the professional learning and development that they wish to provide for their staff. Discussions center on the …

The Coach–Administrator Partnership

Consider Figure 2.1. With the teacher in the center of the triangle, we note three clear sets of connections: (1) the teacher's strong peer …

Transdisciplinary Math – An epiphany and a plan!

For the past few weeks I have been helping my teams review their math scope and sequence and decide which math is transdisciplinary and fits <i>within</i> a …

Portfolios hold new promise for schools

The 3,000 students in rural Maine’s Regional School Unit 19 begin compiling electronic portfolios of their schoolwork in pre-K, when the district …

Research Brief: What can we learn from John Hattie about Project Based Teaching? (Part 3) | Blog | Project Based Learning

April 19, 2016<br>Research Brief: What can we learn from John Hattie about Project Based Teaching? (Part 3)<p><i>Note: This is the first half of this post; the</i> …

Research Brief: What can we learn from John Hattie about Project Based Teaching? (Part 2) | Blog | Project Based Learning

March 29, 2016<br>Research Brief: What can we learn from John Hattie about Project Based Teaching? (Part 2)<p>In my last post, I described John Hattie’s …

Inquiry without students' questions is not inquiry

<b>Inquiry without students' questions is not inquiry</b> <br>My attention was recently drawn to an Ark Academy document. Ark is a UK academy chain that uses …

Teaching

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A Questioning Culture – for the CLASSROOM this time!

A Questioning Culture – for the CLASSROOM this time!<p>A couple of months ago I did a post on <b>the need for institutions to create a “questioning culture”</b> …

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What teachers say about being inquirers.

An Inquiry into the Inquiry Cycle

When teachers are transitioning into the PYP-ways of collaboratively planning a Unit of Inquiry, it is not uncommon to receive requests to spend time …

An Adaptable Path

I’ve commenced a new role this year as a Professional Learning Coach and started on my PhD path. I believe in mentoring new teachers and coaching …

Is this a habitat in which inquiry can thrive? Questions and warning bells for the inquiry classroom

I was reading an interesting post from @langwitches in which she refers to @brholland’s slideshow from a recent ASCD conference. In true domino …

New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment

Setting Meaningful Goals<p>Learn about an important first step in effective comprehensive assessment: setting challenging, meaningful learning goals …

How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

<b>How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn</b><p>by <b>Justin Chando</b><p>To tell a student “great job”or “this needs work” is a missed …

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

<b>The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a …

Innovation: What Does it Really Mean in Schools?

<b>“Learning in most conventional education settings is a passive experience: The students listen. But at the most innovative schools, classes are</b> …

10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessment Ideas

Formative assessment: you've heard about it, you've read the research, and you've probably tried it out in your classroom.<p>Whether you're a formative …

Education Technology

What does an inquiry-based, first week of school look like?

During this year’s staff orientation, we used inspiration from two blog posts (sowing the seeds of inquiry & 10 things to do on the first day of …

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The Secret to an Efficient Team? Gratitude.

In 2013, a study from the John Templeton Foundation found that offices are the least common place to either hear or express gratitude.<p>At first …

Happiness

Unlearning How to Teach | It's About Learning

<i>In 2010, Erica McWilliam keynoted the National History Teachers’ Association conference. Having been an admirer of her work for many years, I</i> …

Pedagogy