Author Archives: Linda

About Linda

I have been involved in secondary mathematics education in Victoria, Australia for over 25 years.

Making Learning Stick

This year, the Faculty of Mathematics at my school has been focusing on increasing what TeacherToolkit (in one of his famous ‘5 Minute plans‘) calls ‘stickability’ of learning. I have an ongoing and passionate interest in how the brain works … Continue reading

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Engagement in, as and for Learning

What if all students were engaged in their learning in all classes and realised their own power in improving this learning? What would that look like? How can we make it happen more often? This year, I have been fortunate … Continue reading

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Getting Teacher Evaluation Right

The University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education has a series of Dean’s Lectures and I attended one on January 30 to hear Linda Darling Hammond speak on the title of this post. She started by asking “Why is there so … Continue reading

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The Self-Transforming Teacher

It has been a long while since I have written a post. Apologies. It has not been due to lack of interest, or material. Just a very diverse and challenging year. I have gained much from Twitter this year. Thank … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Quality of Mathematics Instruction

I recently discovered the existence of this fantastic tool, developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010. It is specifically aimed at teachers of mathematics and gives a list of aspects of the mathematics classroom that should be in … Continue reading

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Finnish Lessons

I spent some time today reading Pasi Sahlberg’s Finnish Lessons – What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? Some quotes follow: pxix: Finland: has developed and owned its own vision of educational and social change connected to … Continue reading

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Algebra Summit

Everyone seems to be having a summit these days so I thought…why not teachers of mathematics? Today marked the start of our ‘meeting week’, a week without students in which staff meet to reflect and review on the academic year … Continue reading

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