Tag: learning

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Threshold concepts

The term ‘threshold concept’ has made an appearance in three teaching practice conversations this past week. Not a new education practice term, like Cognitive Load Theory, there has been interest in this construct for ten or more years, it is not as pervasive or currently as popular as Responsive Teaching for example. One suggests that…
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18 Jan ’19 0

Is my teaching excellent yet?

Expertise and excellence are regular talking points in our office. What does it look like? How does it feel? How do we develop it? How do we encourage / insist upon it. Last year we adopted this stance and, unashamedly stolen from Twitter, we posted Mark Enser’s poster in every classroom. It was an evolution…
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17 Nov ’18 0

Meet MARGE and the rest of the book

There really is little more I can say, other than to reiterate Tom Sherrington’s encouraging words to grab a copy of Arthur Shimamura free ebook A Whole-Brain Learning Approach for Students and Teachers. Consume it in a couple of hour or so, it is well worth your time. If you one have 10 minutes, read Chapter 1 – “Meet Marge,”…
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28 Oct ’18 0

Insights

Not mine. Learning – What is it, and how might we catalyse it? is the latest offer from Peps Mccrea – author of Memorable Teaching (and Lean Lesson Planning) a book we gifted our teachers last Christmas. I doubt you’ll find an education book with more useful insights per minute of reading time. Dylan Wiliam Now with Institute…
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21 Aug ’18 0

The Science of Learning Week 5

The final segment of an enjoyable learning experience. The first and important point, teaching children about brain plasticity, can change students self concept, their ideas of who they are. It can change the way they think about their ability not as something that’s fixed, but as something that they themselves can develop. This can help students…
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30 May ’18 0

The Science of Learning Week 4

Consolidation of learning this week. First up, a discussion of long term retrieval. Working memory networks activated…”check.” Students engaged… “check.” Learning is happening, however, as we have learnt, our working memory networks are limited and the information held here is easily lost. How do we promote consolidation… this is particularly important for those teaching to…
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27 May ’18 0