“There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them. They range from habits of practice to habits of thought, but all of them have one important thing in common: they make your job harder.” Here’s one: via 11 Major Teaching Mistakes to Avoid – InformED :.
“The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.” via Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Open University Innovations Report #2.
“In education, UDL is the design of “instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone—not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.” http://blog.mcrel.org/2013/09/my-trip-through-universal-design.html
I recently ran this workshop: One of the most powerful tools for raising outcomes for students is feedback: teacher > student, student > teacher and student > student. Ako starts with knowing your learners and the strengths they bring into your classroom. This practical, hands-on workshop gets teachers building things using a wide range of tools. These tools can then be used to surface student strengths, then build on those strengths through ako, collaboration and feedback. [Whole school | hands-on workshop | 1/2 day ] To enquire about this workshop… Read more Practical tools for maximising ako, collaboration and feedback →
“So often we know what we want, but not necessarily what the kids would like. So student voice is really important,” she said. “As a teacher, you are one person. The students are 20 to 30 people using the space. They are the ones the classroom is for.” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/kqed/nHAK/~3/Byw3W03iCWo/
“There are many theories the best ways to learn new information or a new skillset. But at least some of these theories aren’t as well supported by research as you might think.” via 3 Common Learning Myths Debunked | Inc.com.
I recently ran this workshop: Drawing together the latest thinking from around Aotearoa and the rest of the world, this is a showcase of i) the latest school architecture and ii) research into teaching and learning inside these new spaces. This is a visually rich, multimedia presentation, underpinned by sound research into effective pedagogy and curriculum. [All staff & students | presentation | Parts I & II, 60 minutes each] To enquire about this workshop for your school or cluster email Mark
“A new Stanford study shows that students learn better when first exploring an unfamiliar idea or concept on their own, rather than reading a text or watching a video first.” Aligns with what we know about the importance of engagement, but I know quite a few ‘Flipped Classrooms’ that don’t operate like this. Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | MindShift.