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I love to share things I come across with colleagues, parents and friends and others interested in matters to do with education. I am particularly interested in inquiry learning, gifted education, fostering independence and growing emotional literacy in our children. You may find posts interesting, you may not. You may agree, you may not but the important thing is you ponder about how it sits with you and your learning journey.

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Preparing Children for their Future

This a provocative and entertaining clip that suggests a future outcome for a student taught in a restrictive learning environment. It might be useful to share with teachers or learners about the kind of future that we are preparing our students for.

  • What can we do differently?
  • How can this be avoided?
  • How are we equipping them for a future?

Learning needs to be...

  • engaging, personalised, real life, collaborative, relevant, responsive and messy
  • connected - subjects don't occur in isolation in real life
  • helpful to our students
  • changing to meet the needs of a changing world, we can't keep doing it the same way
  • flexible

Our students will need to...
  • deal with data
  • work globally
  • self manage
  • organise, collaborate, plan, reflect and assess
  • learn through real life enquiries
  • work with different people; ages, cultures, thinkers
  • be digitally responsible
What are we doing to encourage this kind of thinking and learning?

Challenging Practice

Why do you do what you do?
Would you want to be in your class?
How much of your day is having an impact?
How do you use student voice in your learning design?

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