Posts Tagged ‘learning’

7 Tips to Begin Increasing Learner Agency

Published on Friday, July 1st, 2022

7 Tips to Begin Increasing Learner Agency

So you  want to provide more agency for your learners? A great idea.  Increasing agency develops self-managing learners, increases engagement, and gives you more time to teach. Whether it is the start of the year or part way through, the below 7 tips will have you making a positive start to increasing agency in your […]

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The Extra Benefits of Study

Published on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

How Study improves your Executive Functioning

Study is the process of learning what you need to know to pass a test or an exam. Passing the test or exam is a way to get the qualification you require to move forward in your goals and journey. Often the information learned is forgotten the next day or week as the learning focus […]

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Differentiation – supporting students as individuals and valuing student voice.

Published on Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Differentiation

Differentiation means tailoring the teaching and learning to meet individual student needs. It is the ability to modify and adapt within your classroom in several main areas. These include the content, process, products and the environment, as well as assessment and flexible grouping. Teachers in many countries I visit and work with are not as fortunate […]

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Developing a Learning Culture

Published on Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Do you have a learning culture in your classroom and school? This might seem to be a pointless question, schools are for learning. That’s what students go there for. Learning is what happens in a school. Isn’t it? Ponder this: Do your students arrive to class learning ready? Do they have note-taking tools ready? Are […]

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Taking Responsible Risks – a key to new learning

Published on Monday, October 12th, 2020

Being able to take a risk is central to being able to be a learner in a classroom. Learning requires students to move from their comfort zone, the known, into the growth zone or the unknown. Yet for many this can be a scary prospect. In their extensive research, Prof. Art Costa and Dr Bena […]

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A Study Session in Action

Published on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

This time of year is stressful for students as exams are looming and often the reality sets in that they really don’t know how to study. Yesterday I was asked to help a Year 11 student with an important test coming up in 2 days. Her parents reported that she has been distracted with a TV […]

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Memory Hacks for Studying – Making Information StAnD OuT

Published on Friday, September 21st, 2018

Your brain loves anything that is funny, different or has a novelty value. Memories that stay with us for a lifetime are those that link with many other memories, and have a ‘slightly weird twist.’ Anything ‘peculiar’ will stand out in your mind. Any ‘one offs’ will also be memorable if they have novelty value […]

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What if…

Published on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

I’ve been pondering… what if education looked different? What if we truly valued what really matters rather than what used to matter? What if we cared more about the progress students are making rather than the marks, grades or number of credits they get? What if we were more concerned about the skills that will […]

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The Power of Expectations

Published on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you’ll land amongst the stars.” Having great expectations and high standards are proven to help raise achievement in the classroom. Recognising that our beliefs also shape behaviour is a vital key to success. In his book, Creating Cultures of Thinking, Ron Ritchhart discusses the role of expectations […]

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Study skills for success – Starting the year with success in mind

Published on Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Starting your year off with a positive mindset and some proven study techniques can make all the difference. Here are 4 to get you started this year… Be ready to learn Start the year with curiosity and wonderment of what you might learn this year. It is often helpful to look over the text book […]

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