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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.
THEORY: Understanding talent
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.
SUMMARY Deslea Konza – Understanding the reading process
IDEA: “Genius Hour”
THEORY: DAP Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Part 5): The Physical Domain
IDEAS: Visible thinking – Thinking routines part 3
SUMMARY: Reading Next: A vision for action and research in literacy
Solving real-life problems – What an inspiring inventor!
The surprising truth about learning in schools
IDEAS: Visible thinking – Thinking routines part 2
IDEAS: Visible thinking – Thinking routines part 1
DISCUSSION: Making thinking visible – What is visible thinking?
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