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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
Inspiration: Sidewalk flowers by Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith
Imagination is free
INSPIRATION: Education is not about filling buckets but about lighting fires!
Solving real-life problems – What an inspiring inventor!
THOUGHT-PROVOKING: What skills do we need for the future?
THOUGHT-PROVOKING The Potter
INSPIRATION: How will you teach for the future?
TED Education: Is Knowing Obsolete?
INSPIRATION: Are you as smart as the average 6 year old?
INSPIRATION: John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding
INSPIRATION: What can we learn from children?
INSPIRATION: Favourite quote!