why, in-spite of those reservations, would I choose to use a commercially produced. highly scripted Direct Instruction program to teach mathematics at my school?
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I love to incorporate opportunities for student driven learning in my classroom and across my school. I promote and use strategies like … Continue reading
..it wasn’t enough merely to work out where students were ‘at’. We needed to work out the steps that would continue to move their learning forward.
This is part three in my series on formative assessment where I blog my journey through Dylan Wiliams’ book, Embedded Formative Assessment and share my school’s change journey. Some of the most helpful … Continue reading
Many months ago, I came across a fellow Tweeter, named Harry Webb, who frequently posted tweets that challenged many ideas currently being spruiked about education. We frequently disagreed, but we also … Continue reading
Yesterday I spoke with a teacher who confessed he won’t identify himself as a Catholic school teacher online because of the criticism he believes he will receive. This is a … Continue reading
Two years ago, my school began a process of rethinking primary school homework to develop a model aligned with research evidence. A year-long stakeholder consultation brought to the surface very … Continue reading