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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.
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!
IDEA: How do we let children experience danger without wrapping them in cotton wool?
THEORY: Carol Dweck, fixed vs growth mindset and why IQ does not matter.
Solving real-life problems – What an inspiring inventor!
The surprising truth about learning in schools
THOUGHT-PROVOKING: What skills do we need for the future?
Going it alone – is that such a bad thing?
DISCUSSION: How do you group your students?
INSPIRATION: How will you teach for the future?
TEACHING IDEAS: How to improve your teaching
TED Education: Is Knowing Obsolete?
DISCUSSION: Should “play” have a higher status in our schools?
TED: How do autistic children learn?
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