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The “Smart” questions facing education
The purpose of education
What should I be teaching? Be on the curriculum?
What “literacy” should I be teaching my class?
How power and ideology influence teaching and learning
How can “mindset” affect our learning?
How can I motivate my students?
How should children be grouped – to stream or not to stream?
What actually works – Making learning visible, John Hattie
The relationships between teaching and learning
How is technology changing education?
What are effective strategies that I can use to support my students?
How can I elicit my students’ understandings? (e.g. visible thinking routines)
21st C tools
Constructivist, social and situational
Humanism and motivational
Miscellaneous theories and models
A space to discuss, research and share the "Smart" questions facing education. Posts are organised under some of these "Smart" questions that educators are being asked or asking themselves, as well as showing the most recent posts on the home page.
INSPIRATION: wordless videos to teach problem solving
IDEA: The periodic table of apps by Mark Anderson
THEORY: Carol Dweck, the growth mindset for children (Part 3 of 3)
DISCUSSION: Levelled texts as home readers?
IDEA: Kath Murdoch and Inquiry Learning
Inspiration: Sidewalk flowers by Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith
What actually works? An introduction to John Hattie and Visible Learning
Imagination is free
IDEA: What can teachers do to ensure the well-being of their students in today’s world?
INSPIRATION: Education is not about filling buckets but about lighting fires!
THEORY: DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Part 6): The Social Domain
THEORY: Understanding talent
IDEA: How do we let children experience danger without wrapping them in cotton wool?
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