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Olive Grove Resources. Learning styles: what does the research say? This post is the third in a periodic series exploring common misconceptions around how students learn.

Learning styles: what does the research say?

We first touched on these misconceptions in our September 2015 report, The Science of Learning, and will be exploring them in more depth over the next few months. In today’s post, Dr. Dylan Wiliam explores what the research tells us about learning styles. Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University College London. He served as dean and head of the School of Education (and later assistant principal) at King’s College London, senior research director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, and deputy director (provost) of the Institute of Education, University of London. Since the beginning of Psychology as a field of study, psychologists have been categorizing people: as introverts and extroverts, in terms of their conscientiousness, their openness to experience, and so on. 1. References Adey, P. How to Teach Vocational. Think Like an Engineer.

Session Slides. Session Resources. Embedding English Essentials - Online Courses. There are five units: Writing (Google Classroom code: d0a8n02)Reading (Google Classroom code: zfb8cu)Speaking & Listening (Google Classroom code: z88qqn3)Proofreading (Google Classroom code: toq7h3o)Ideas and Inspiration (Google Classroom code: hiwyn1x) Each of the 5 units has its own aims and outcomes, which can be located in the 'About' page of each classroom unit.

Embedding English Essentials - Online Courses

Whether you complete one unit, two, three or all five, you'll be encouraged to submit some final course reflections where you'll describe what new things you tried, what worked, what didn't and what you'd like to develop further. If you've never used Google Classroom before, you'll need to follow the instructions in the video below to access the units before following the remainder of the instructions on the right: If you experience any technical difficulties in accessing these units, please contact any of the online college team: Example Group Profile. Group Profile. Differentiation Guide. Session Slides.

Raising Small Souls. Positive Engagement Slides May 2016. Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That. The school year is over!

Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Yeah! But as you know, teachers' minds immediately turn to what we can do differently next year. Considering the fact that classroom management is one of the biggest challenges teachers face, we are always searching for something that will work. This year I started using ClassDojo, a classroom management system that has consistently helped me with the behaviors in my classroom. The ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of Revision. Revision- What works, what doesn't? Cognitive and educational psychologists have developed and evaluated numerous techniques, ranging from rereading to summarizing to self-testing, for more than 100 years.

Revision- What works, what doesn't?

Some common strategies markedly improve student achievement, Learning happens when people have to think hard. Prof Coe has got me thinking about classroom observation.

Learning happens when people have to think hard

Particularly the idea that the common indicators we use to make judgements about learning taking place might not be reliable (students are busy, lots of work is done, students are engaged, interested, motivated, etc). Challenge Toolkit. Challenging Lessons. Embedding English and maths Slides. Marking SPAG. English and maths ideas. Positive and Inspiring. Paul Dix- Assertive Discipline. Responsible Thinking Process. Collaborative Working Approaches. MORE Collaborative Working Approaches. Group Role Cards. Creative. Individual Target Setting. Scaffolding Learning. Small Steps. Learning Journal. FUN Critical Thinking Activities. For Students in Any Subject The experts on STAAR, such as the Texas Education Agency, the Lead4Ward team and Regional Service Centers tell us that there are some very specific things that we need to do, and other things we should let go of in order to prepare our students for the state assessment.

FUN Critical Thinking Activities

In addition, these strategies can also deepen and broaden their knowledge. Allow for more collaboration on rich content between students (student-centered)Provide higher level thinking questionsGive ample wait timeIncrease critical thinking through authentic instructionFollow the DETAILS of your TEKSKnow the vertical alignment of your TEKS and collaborate with other grade levels The following are ideas for activities that you can use in conjunction with our curriculum in order to help meet some of these criteria, as it is necessary to adjust our mindset from TAKS driven packets to STAAR rich conversations and activities. Talking Chips 1. Pair - Square - Share. Metacognition. © Andy Griffith and Mark Burns ‘Think-alouds’ How useful would it be if we knew what every learner was thinking, at key points of the lesson?


iPad Apps. I’ve been using my iPad for more than two years now but it took me most of that time to get beyond using it as a glorified piece of paper.

iPad Apps

In this blog, I’ve listed the key apps I’ve been using and the ones I can recommend to you (this post is regularly updated). I’d be interested to hear from those of you also using iPads to see what kind of apps you’re using. The Essential Starter Pack. My Google Journey. Just over one year ago, an assistant principal (Yousef Fouda) invited me to his office.

My Google Journey

As a perceived early adopter, he wanted to share the world of Google with me. I didn’t want it to be shared. It felt like it was to become something on my already bulging to do list. I couldn’t see how I would use it and I certainly didn’t have time to be learning something new unless I was certain it would have a hugely positive impact on students’ learning. Top Tech Tools. I have long since been a fan of learning technologies.

Top Tech Tools

As a creative educator, technology is a magnet for people like me: it has the power to unlock the world of learning for everyone. Beginning my teaching career by being plunged headlong into basic English, maths and ICT classes, technology was a friend- a video clip or animation could do far more for explaining the difference between mean, median and mode than I could. Starters and Plenaries.