Category Archives: Students

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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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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What a privilege

I had my final year 9 class yesterday. This year, I have actively tried to take a more ‘interventionist’ approach and purposefully used formative assessment more often, engaged students in more peer-peer teaching, openly discussed approaches to learning such as … Continue reading

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ACER research conference 2012

I attended this conference in Sydney recently. Its focus this year was School Improvement: What does the research tell us about effective strategies? Below are my notes on the sessions I attended. PowerPoint presentations of Conference Proceedings can be found here. … Continue reading

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All Flipped Out

I have been meaning to write a post about the flipped classroom and its use, particularly, in mathematics classes, for a while. After a week’s leave in Outback South Australia and then a week dealing with the flu, I have finally … Continue reading

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Ask the Question

A colleague recently introduced me to the survey tool on Google Docs. It is easy to set up the questions, you can email the link to the survey to a class via a distribution list, it allows for anonymous contributions … Continue reading

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Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce

No, not the movements I have to make on my office chair to remain comfortable…although it’s getting closer to something like this as I get older, I have to admit! This is the title of an AfL technique for asking … Continue reading

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