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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.
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?
THEORY: Carol Dweck, fixed vs growth mindset and why IQ does not matter.
The surprising truth about learning in schools
IDEAS: Visible thinking – Thinking routines part 1
DISCUSSION: Some thought-provoking questions
Evidence-based education: What is auto ethnography?
INSPIRATION: Are you as smart as the average 6 year old?
INSPIRATION: Debunking the 10,000 hour myth
DISCUSSION: Primary curricula – Quality and skills?
INSPIRATION: What can we learn from children?
IDEA: Is the changing definition of literacy, changing education?
IDEA: We should be enabling creativity to thrive in our education system
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