Category Archives: The discipline

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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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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Preparing Quality Teachers of Mathematics

From AAMT twitter feed – released today from ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) . Full report here. ACER media release says of the full report: Preparing Mathematics Teachers:  A Study of Teacher Education in 17 Countries Countries that do … Continue reading

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Thinkering

I came across this term from The Creativity Post. The February 18 post attributes the original use of the term to Michael Ondaatje in his novel The English Patient. In an educational sense, this post refers to the importance of … Continue reading

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Engagement in Mathematics – Defining the Challenge and Promoting Good Practice

This is the title of a recently published monograph by Dr Max Stephens of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Some quotes: In those classrooms where the focus is perceived to be on rewarding those who are … Continue reading

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Embedded

One of the additions to my professional reading library these holidays has been Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam, his most recent publication. The more I read, hear and think, the more I am coming to the conclusion that formative … Continue reading

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