16 Jul 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

In order to learn we have to fail but how do we encourage this more in schools for both staff and learners? Understanding more about how the brain changes when we learn provides us with some useful ideas in this article here.

16 Jul 2015 in Visible Learners

Learner agency is “the capability of individual human beings to make choices and act on these choices in a way that makes a difference in their lives”. To what extent are you enabling visible learners? Read more here.

15 Jul 2015 in Visible Learning School

Mary Cay-Ricci challenges schools to really find deeper ways to build a growth mindest learning environment beyond the posters, and developing perseverance and resilience and teaching students about the brain. Read more here.

03 Jul 2015 in Visible Learning School

To gain trust in our schools, we have to give up power. George Couros says this enables us to go deeper into our learning which will change the relationship dynamics in the room. Read more here.

02 Jul 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

How do we ensue all stakeholders have a common understanding an educator's understanding in education so that a term used does not differ from that of a policymaker, parent, or business leader? Read Barbara Michelman's (ASCDsummary here.

02 Jul 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Discovery methods have a role to play, but in the crucial Grades 1 to 6, direct instruction should dominate according to Professor Sullivan from Toronto. However, it needs to be coupled with effective feedback and include structured assignments of increasing difficulty together with group and individual tutorials. Read more here.


30 Jun 2015 in Visible Learners

How do we move children from thinging about the products of learning to the process of learning? Terry Heick gives teachers a model to help them focus on developing visible learners in your schools. Read about it here.

30 Jun 2015 in Inspired and Passionate Teachers

Te@chthought have put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. They can act as a kind of criteria to measure your own against–see if you notice a pattern here.

26 Jun 2015 in Visible Learners

We need to ensure all students know what makes an effective learner. Have you captured thoughts from your students lately on what they think makes a great student? Mr Kemp has shared his Year 5 views. Listen more here.