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.
Five reasons most assessment tools fail to impress in primary classrooms
How many maths assessment tools has your school tried and ended up being disappointed with?
Why we need to reconsider our age-based approach
Let’s talk about age-based learning. It’s how we structure our schools and for the most part, our teaching.