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Pages - Subscribe. Questioning Techniques - Michael De Main - Medium. How to question students with 5 great techniques There should only be two reasons why teachers question students in the classroom.

Questioning Techniques - Michael De Main - Medium

Firstly, to cause students to think and respond, or to collect evidence to inform your teaching, so you know whether students have understood a concept or topic. Why do most teachers ask students questions? To keep students interested or engaged. As in, I’ve been talking long enough, it’s your turn. The teacher asks “what do we call the leader of Australia?” What a teacher should focus on when deciding a question is whether or not it is a low order question or high order question.

Wait Time - 3 seconds minimum Teachers struggle with waiting or pacing their lessons. Curriculum connections. Building a culture of agency… It’s exciting to see so many teachers relinquishing control and empowering their students.

Building a culture of agency…

Stephanie in Singapore had kids do their own set up on the first day of school and the inspirational folk of Studio 5 at ISHCMC have broken yet more moulds. Right here in Aus, at my own school, some students are planning their own inquiries in the same way that teachers plan, and teachers are releasing control and reflecting candidly about the process in the pursuit of learner agency. Story books provoking lesson ideas. Always Learning! I'll probably talk about children's books at some point as well. What Is A Makerspace? - Modern Teaching Blog. What is a Makerspace?

What Is A Makerspace? - Modern Teaching Blog

A Makerspace can be any space in your school where students are able to come together to design, experiment, invent, craft and create. Makerspaces typically have a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) focus, but can be tailored to apply to learning across all subject areas. Maths saves lives - Mathematics (5) The Art of Reflection.

A few weeks ago, I met with a group of educators to discuss their observations from a series of learning walks in classrooms.

The Art of Reflection

They found that though students could accurately tell them what they were doing, they struggled to articulate what they might be learning. In response, I suggested building reflection into the daily routine. Tackling the ‘learning styles’ myth. You’ve probably heard the claim that you learn better when information is presented in your preferred ‘learning style’.

Tackling the ‘learning styles’ myth

According to research, a staggering 95 per cent of teachers think this is true. So, where did this neuromyth come from? What is the reality? And, what’s the danger of teaching to ‘learning styles’? We asked Dr Tanya Vaughan, Associate Director of Evidence for Learning. Using Concept Routines to Drive Inquiries. Exploring concepts through inquiry can be a tricky area of teaching and learning to navigate.

Using Concept Routines to Drive Inquiries

But it doesn’t have to be as complex as most people think. Concept routines are effective tools to help make students’ thinking visible and gather the data you need to set-up future investigations. Shed design: How to create a budget surf shack. Using Concept Routines to Drive Inquiries. What is Visible Thinking? Edutopia.

Ww2.kqed. Professional Learning Cycle Facilitator's Guide and DVD - The Learning Exchange. How to Play Crumple Shoot. Brainstorming. Magabala Books. Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. Click to view a specific resource or scroll down to see all resources: Koorie Education Calendar The VAEAI Koorie Education Calendar has been developed to assist educators and learners in focusing on, and locating information about Victorian Koorie cultures, histories and perspectives.

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

Framed around significant dates and events throughout the calendar year, the VAEAI Koorie Education Calendar draws the learner to Victorian Koorie voices, stories, achievements, leadership and connections, and suggests a range of activities and resources around these dates. Of course there are many, many, more Koorie voices, and we have a much richer history.

VAEAI will continue to build and update the Koorie Education Calendar. The VAEAI Koorie Education Calendar features the voices, heroism, stories and achievements of Koorie Elders and leaders, authors, playwrights, composers, sportspeople, artists, directors, musicians and much more. Home Page - 3Rs. Stile - Old browser. Memorymates – Just another WordPress site. Feedback. Primary matters October 2017. In this issue of Primary Matters, we explore the Critical and Creative Thinking general capability; look at how Springfield Anglican College teachers are developing problem-based STEAM units; introduce our new Curriculum Specialist, Digital Technologies – Kim Vernon; and showcase our recently updated Australian Curriculum website.

Primary matters October 2017

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. In this issue of Primary Matters, we look at the Critical and Creative Thinking capability, which is one of the seven general capabilities described within the Australian Curriculum. This capability and its associated learning continuum detail the skills students require to become creative, innovative and analytical citizens of the future. Primary matters October 2017. Don’t Say “Agency” Unless You Really Mean It – sonya terborg. The IBO recently shared a graphic as part of it’s work in revamping the Primary Years Programme.

Don’t Say “Agency” Unless You Really Mean It – sonya terborg

To be clear: This is their communications graphic illustrating the new organizing structure; not the new programme model. Agency (Voice, Choice, and Ownership) feature heavily. As I looked at this and thought about each of these components of agency, I imagined what I might look for in a classroom in which this existed. I thought in questions: Minnis Journals - The Steam Report. The Fisheye Syndrome: Is Every Student Really Participating? Cult of Pedagogy. Edutopia. 2 Final CM PDF Copyright Dr Lyn Sharratt.pdf. General capabilities. Paper based or digital? Let's talk about documenting children's learning - Should we use digital portfolios instead of paper-based options to document children’s learning?

Paper based or digital? Let's talk about documenting children's learning -

If everything is online, how will children engage with their own learning? And what about screen time! These are things early childhood educators around the world are asking when it comes to discussing the digital age we live in, and how we’re using technology when it comes to making children’s learning visible. The thing is, we seem to be asking the wrong question when it comes to documentation. International School of Billund International School of Billund. The TKSST Gift Guide. Born to Learn. Best Education Podcasts 2017. These are some of the best podcasts we’ve come across in surveying the field. The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast Former middle school language arts teacher Jennifer Gonzalez has a knack for finding the hard problems that plague educators and offering solid solutions in short, uncluttered episodes that cover teaching strategies, classroom management, and edtech.

In her podcasts for the site Cult of Pedagogy, Gonzalez often interviews experts to help shed light on common challenges in episodes like “Why It’s So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves” and “Three Surprising Reasons Students Don’t Get Into Top Colleges.” Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers Podcast. We Wear Culture — Google Arts & Culture. The STARportal. STEAMpunk Girls: reshaping education to be future fit - ABC Splash - ABC Splash - "How might we…?

" They're the three words that kickstarted the entrepreneurial thinking process for 64 female high school students from across Sydney, who, after taking part in the UTS pilot program, have now earned their stripes as STEAMpunk Girls. The STEAMpunk Girls have spent the past three months identifying and exploring real-world problems across cultural awareness, sustainability, health and poverty.

They've broken out of a traditional education model to learn in a new interdisciplinary way across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Minnis Journals - The Steam Report. Northern Beaches Christian School. What Teachers Want You To Know: A Note to School Administrators. The Blog of Dave Stuart Jr. September 2nd On Writing a Book, Part 1: The Same Aims First, let me say thank you for caring to read my posts on writing.

Feel free to ask me anything about the process in the comments section. Five years of blogging while teaching and teaching while blogging have taught me that it’s not my calling to write the next mega-edu-website with the latest fancy design […] August 26th Temporary Changes at DaveStuartJr.com I’m going to stop blogging* for the rest of 2017. Let me explain. For the past two years, I’ve published articles regularly on this blog. A Principal's Decree – Reflections and Realities of an Elementary School Principal. Growing a team culture for collaboration – anne knock. SeeSaw – The Making Thinking Visible Machine! Ww2.kqed. Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced. Homework: effective learning tool or waste of time? Feedback. Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces.

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing. Making Student Data Part of the Conversation. When Cole Young became the principal of Humboldt Elementary School 12 years ago, the school was only 300ths of a point away from being labeled under-performing. Making Student Data Part of the Conversation. 20+ ways to teach STEM for less than 30 cents per student. Naturallearning. Michelle Hutchison. How to tell fake news from real news.

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes young people vulnerable to getting duped by “fake news” — which can have real consequences. SeeSaw – The Making Thinking Visible Machine! How to engage primary students with STEM in the classroom - Ian Fairhurst - ABC Splash - On Wednesday 24 May at 4 pm (AEST) Splash will host a live chat with ICT integrator Ian Fairhurst. He will talk about the importance of STEM and will answer the questions you post during the event.

In this article, Ian shares some of his ideas and classroom successes. Online publication for school educators. Research has identified teacher feedback as a significant influence on student achievement in the classroom (Hattie, 2008). How Society Kills Our Creativity – In A Breathtaking Award-Winning Short Film – Uplifted Life. Teachermagazine.com. Designing for Learning in a Catholic School - Monitoring for Growth. Assessment & Reporting — Eltham North Primary School.

The Reading Benchmarking Data is collected in mid-November each year. Our Reading Recovery Teacher completes the ‘running records’ for each student in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 against the required Benchmark texts. (Having one highly-trained person to administer the assessments ensures consistency of results). Cultures of Thinking REsources. How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant.

Cultural forces that define leadership… – What Ed Said. Professionally Speaking - Great Teaching Archive. TechCollect. Primary school homework debate leading some parents to opt out. Teaching. JustWondering — Kath Murdoch. Edutopia. Education By Design: Challenging the Traditional Definition of a Learning Space. Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk. A PHE Approach to Teaching and Learning. Edutopia. Is this a habitat in which inquiry can thrive? Questions and warning bells for the inquiry classroom — Kath Murdoch.

Victorian Curriculum Resources and Support. Maths & Science IOPs. School leadership and management. ACARA Work Samples - Work Samples. Edutopia. The Science of Effective Learning Spaces. No Cookies. Victorian Curriculum Resources and Support. 10 ways to make learning meaningful… – What Ed Said. Rearranging the way we learn. Made Possible by Melbourne. What Ed Said – A blog about learning. Deeper learning. An inquiry into homework. The link between pedagogy and the physical environment. Learning styles theory: still relevant in the classroom? - Saga Briggs - ABC Splash - How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development.