Thinking Organically About Learning and Performance
I came across this slide in a business development presentation and immediately thought it was applicable to learning in schools. If all school stakeholders and those charged with responsibility at … Continue reading
Thoughts on the Australian Education System
via Michael Lawrence on Twitter
Why Studying Is So Hard, and What Teachers Can Do to Help | Edutopia
Beginning in the upper elementary grades, research-backed study skills should be woven into the curriculum, argues psychology professor Daniel Willingham in a new book. As a professor, my students were … Continue reading
The 15 Best Activities for Children to Learn Through Play | Sitters.co.uk
Playtime is vital to a child’s development. Here are of the 15 best activities for children to help them learn through play, as compiled by the babysitting website Sitters. Find … Continue reading
The Power of Play-Based Learning in preschool and elementary school | Edutopia
Research shows play-based learning can be more effective than direct instruction at improving outcomes for early learners – particularly in the development of mathematical and spatial skills. “In redefining play … Continue reading
Toxic Behaviour and the Antidote, via Mike Lucas
Teachers, coaches, cooks, custodians, educational assistants, tech staff, drivers, admin, office personnel, hallway monitors…..EVERYONE can be a leader. It’s more important now than ever…… pic.twitter.com/JE5nsJKNtd — Mike Lucas (@Lucas4westside) March … Continue reading
Using ChatGPT in Writing Lessons | Edutopia
Teachers can use tools like ChatGPT as one strategy in their efforts to teach students how to think critically and write effectively. In a social studies classroom, students might craft … Continue reading
What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? Here’s everything you need to know | ZDNET
This AI chatbot’s advanced conversational capabilities have created quite the buzz. Here’s what you need to know: What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? Here’s everything you need to … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Lessons in Life
Self-Actualisation: Developing as an Autonomous and Independent Learner
Over the course of my career, and in the subsequent research for my books, the key question has always been ‘What are we trying to achieve with our pupils?’ There … Continue reading
Ikigai… A Reason for Being
Thought For The Day: Rage Against the Machine
via Michael Lawrence on Twitter
A Simple Strategy to Encourage Student Reflection and Improvement | Edutopia
Teachers can guide students to analyze a learning experience by asking about what went well and what could be improved. A plus delta is a simple tool that teachers can … Continue reading
Genius in Detention!
Thanks to Daniel Sobel for sharing this post. He argued that it is inappropriate to punish a child with lines for being unable to sit still. This is an unfortunately … Continue reading
Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics | Common Sense Education
Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics is a list of 15 apps, games, and websites curated by the Common Sense Education editors. Find it here: Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps … Continue reading
Creating Comics in Classrooms | Edutopia
Students who learn how to make comics – even simple ones – become stronger storytellers and gain confidence in their ability to be creative. Celebrated visual thinkers such as Austin … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The Cost of Conformity
Conformity comes at the cost of development and collegiality. via Michael Lawrence on Twitter
Flipping Your Classroom: Giving Learners Agency
If you are not familiar with the term, a ‘flipped classroom’ is one in which the pupils have more autonomy and independence as learners. Whereas the common way to construct … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: The Pace of Learning
Follow the Science!
Michael Lawrence has become a regular correspondent. His field of expertise is Finnish education and how it can be applied to other contexts, in his case in his native Australia. … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: What Unites Us
(this quote is commonly mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela. See this Tweet and Reuters Fact-check for accurate attribution.)
Using Infographics to Build Media Literacy and Higher-Order Thinking Skills | Edutopia
Teaching infographic literacy involves asking students to flex their critical thinking skills – and their creative muscles. To guide teachers, Smith and Robertson suggest a new framework breaking down the … Continue reading
Thought For The Day: Beware Statistics!
What Did You Learn at School Today? Was it Useful or Relevant?
Discuss. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Josh (@josh__kuo)
Thought For The Day: Culture and Learning
Simon has clearly worked in similar schools to me to have had this insight!
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