Category Archives: Thinking

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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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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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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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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A FOCUS on BETTERment

YAY – Term 1 has come to a close and I can breathe again. I’ve spent the first couple of days ordering an Ipad 2, buying an Iphone 4 (and playing with it!), doing housework and generally getting my spiritual … Continue reading

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