Category Archives: Things that engage

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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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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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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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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Lifelong Learning and Keeping Professionaly Rejuvenated

I discovered a new online newsletter recently via the Twitter feed of Stephen Harris – The Creativity Post. Link is here. One of the November 11 articles by Andrea Kuszewski had the following listing of  principles to follow if one … 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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Teaching for Learning Conference 2011

This year, I have the opportunity to attend all four days of this annual conference and I am very excited by this. Day 1 The first session attended was with Judy Willis. I have recently bought Judy’s book, Learning to … Continue reading

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