20 Aug 2015 in Visible Learners

Edutopia have suggested four protocols to help jump-start a culture of fostering student inquiry that, in turn, fosters questions and ideas. In order to create visible learners we must spark curiousity by teaching them how to question deeply. Read more  here.

19 Aug 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Teacher student relationships are crucial to building a climate of trust for learners in the classroom so that learners will feel comfortable in saying 'I don't know' or admitting they made a mistake. Read more here.

17 Aug 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology are summarised in this video summary of the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition. Watch here.

17 Aug 2015 in Effective Feedback

Amsterdam. Professor Brummelman found that praising, especially the wrong sort of praising, might actually be bad for children, especially those with low self-esteem. Similar to Carol Dweck he says "Focus on children's effort and strategies that might help them persist in the face of failure and it might help them seek challenges". Read more here.

13 Aug 2015 in Visible Learners

Making learning visible is enhanced when you apply great pedagogy and think about the why of technology first rather than the what. Read CORE education blog to help clarify your thinking here.

13 Aug 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

New Zealands' assessment system is changing through a digital move so that learners will be able to assess when ready- "the big ambition is assessment as learning -- so it is so integrated with learning, that you are completing it as you go." Read more here.

10 Aug 2015 in Visible Learning School

Learning environments are changing. Pedagogy must also change to support these new environments. Creating visible learners is not as a result of changing the environment but it is about what the teacher does to set up learning for the student so that teachers see through the eyes of the students and students can see themselves as their own teachers. Watch how these environments support peers and collaboration an essential componenet of visible learners here.

05 Aug 2015 in Know Thy Impact

Deciding what learning strategies to use and knowing which ones to use when are critical for student learning according to Hattie and Marzano. Jennifer Serravallo  shares ideas for reading here.

05 Aug 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation identifes six dimensions of deeper learning: Mastery of core academic content, ƒcritical thinking and problem-solving, ƒeffective communication, ƒ ability to work collaboratively, ƒ learning how to learn, ƒ academic mindsets.   Read how to measure the impact and use it as a strategy to improve outcomes for students here.