A HOD’s experience of a Curriculum change
What comes to mind when you hear curriculum change? Endless word documents? More endless word documents? Meetings? Codes and content descriptions? For many teachers the words ‘curriculum change’ are often met with sighs and pangs of stress. Because regardless of whether or not the change brings about a positive impact on the curriculum, what teachers […]
What’s the best Wordle starting word? We used maths to find out.
Ever wondered what the best starting word for Wordle is? Well, our co-founder Justin might have figured it out! How? Using his maths brain and a spreadsheet.
Small-Group Pedagogy Mini-Series: Closing a lesson (or “Wrapping It Up”)
An effective wrap up helps students to draw ideas together while solidifying and internalising a lesson focus (Ganske, 2017).
What does the evidence say about assessment?
The data and insights assessments provide inform teacher practice and ensure each student is on track with their individual learning journey.
Small-Group Pedagogy Mini-Series: Examples and Non-Examples
Providing an example while exploring a concept isn’t out of the ordinary. However, do these examples actually do the job we intended?
The results are in, how do we feel about NAPLAN?
Over the last 3 weeks, teachers and school leaders from schools around Australia shared their views about NAPLAN
Not a maths person
The world is not made up of two kinds of people: the maths people and the not maths people.
Small-Group Pedagogy Mini-Series: Checking for Understanding
Checking for Understanding is beyond asking students if they understand.
The NAPLAN dilemma
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being
Small-Group Pedagogy Mini-Series: Think Alouds
This is where the powerful conceptual exploration strategy of think-alouds can really impact a lesson.