In the recent Education Gazette there was a article on Teaching as Inquiry which has some good tips on getting started and has links to videos where educators talk about their Teaching as Inquiry Projects. Link to article: Teaching as Inquiry In the SPL Inquiries page on this website there are links to resources. There are also resources … More Teaching as Inquiry Resources
A recent VLN ( Virtual Learning Network) Forum focused on innovation in schools and links to the ideas of two inspirational educators, Will Richardson and George Couros. This blog will focus on the ideas from Will Richardson and includes a TEDx talk and one of his recent blog posts. The Surprising Truth About Learning Will … More Brain Food Fridays: Will Richardson
Maths doesn’t always have to be dry and boring like a stale Vegemite sandwich. Sometimes it’s more like a juicy burger. YUM! My two Year 13 Statistics classes are learning how to investigate bi variate data through the use of scatter graphs. The students have lots of ideas to share verbally when analysing the graphs … More Maths Burgers!
Richard Wells, who teaches at Orewa College in Auckland regularly blogs on issues in education at his website: http://www.eduwells.com. If you are on Twitter he is a great person to follow. (@Eduwells) He recently write a blog post titled “What is Student Centred Learning? ” In the post he outlines some things to think about when … More Brain Food Fridays: What is Student Centred Learning?
On Fridays I will share an article, blog post or video on a current issue in education or with a pedagogical focus. Accept the Status Quo! I Don’t Think so Today’s post is a link to a blog post by Celia Fleck. She used to be HOD of Health and PE at Aotea College and … More Brain Food Fridays
The Young Enterprise Scheme is an experiential learning experience where students run a business for a year. However, this isn’t just a longer, ongoing Market Day where students sell food any opportunity they can get! In class over the next couple of weeks CMM301 students will be signing a formal, 9-page company constitution outlining everything about … More YES They Can!
I will regularly post links to useful websites and videos for using digital tools and strategies in the classroom. This week has a GAFE focus. Using Google Classroom Matt Miller, an US educator has a fabulous website called Ditch that Textbook. His most recent post has some excellent tips on how to get more out … More Tips for Using GAFE- Google Apps for Education