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.
Small-Group Pedagogy Mini-Series: Introduction
The climate for learning is not automatic... (Archer, 2011)
Exploring the Diagnostic Tool: Spotlight on ditching extra admin with ready to go teacher resources
Mini-lessons help you make the most out of explicit teaching time by targeting direct instruction.
Exploring the Diagnostic Tool: Spotlight on class data and spread of ability
When planning lessons and targeted support for students, it can be useful to have access to data that shows different class groupings.
Exploring the Diagnostic Tool: Spotlight on individual needs
Analyse students' gaps and competencies for a more targeted learning experience.
Mindsets are ever-changing, from day to day, class to class, and even task to task.