The power of feedback we know has the potential to double the speed of learning. How can we grade and assess in a way that provides hope to all students? Feedback must entice students to act on it-Do your practices do that? Read more here.
The power of true collaboration not just co-operation must be taught to our learners. Do we practice what we preach first? Read more here.
Have we as a school got a clear vision for the purpose of school? If so we can utlise that to ensure what we are 'doing' espouses with our theory of action. Schooling must fit with learners needs so they can have a future. Read more here.
Terry Heick @Teachthought shares ten strategies for ensuring rigour allows us to move from surface learning to deep learning. Read more here.
How are you engaging with the key drivers of change in your context? The debates rage about what needs to change, driven by personal experiences, context and assumptions. What is the difference between education, schooling and learning? What is the role of the teacher? How involved should learners be in deciding their learning pathways? Read more from Cheryl Doig NZ here
"A growth mindset isn't just about effort" says Carol Dweck. "Perhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort. Certainly, effort is key for students' achievement, but it's not the only thing". Read more here.