Why Blog?

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.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Modern Practice

There is a lot of conversation about modern practice and future focused learning. I am all for after working smartly so if you have limited time check out this graphic which explains things in a nutshell. To read the article in it's entirety head to teachthought.com.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Deep and Powerful Learning

I have been reading a lot lately about powerful learning. I particularly like this Ted talk as it brings together many truths and resonates with core beliefs about aligning vision and practice.

Children need to have a say in their learning, it needs to be relevant and real. This relates to Fullan's ideas of the needs to connect, create and help humanity.

Well worth taking the time to view.


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

I Just Sued the School System!

Similar content to Ken Robinson's talk about killing creativity but very easy to watch and a strong message.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Engaging Learners to Make Learning Powerful

What is powerful learning? When is learning powerful?

Student voice and agency is one way of answering both these questions.

Definitely worth checking out the full article here.