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The educable animal

Peter Gray describes humans as ‘the educable animal’ (p.112) and I found this really interesting, because humans are also described as the storytelling animal… but storytelling is one way in which we meet our educational needs (in terms of education as Gray defines it - 1,228 more words

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Instructional Strategy of The Week- Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving is a proven method for approaching a problem or a challenge in an imaginative and innovative way. It’s a tool that helps people re-define the problems they face, come up with breakthrough ideas and then take action on these new ideas. 151 more words

Instructional Strategies

Are Charters better than Public?

This piece from We Are Teachers is compelling.  Today we are seeing the privatization of education happening at a rapid rate.  The debate over public versus charter schooling is heating up all around the nation.   28 more words


A Statistical Battleground

Given that I’ve just launched into a deeper reading of John Hattie’s book, Visible Learning, I’m taking a keen interest in the current statistical battle rumbling away on Twitter. 910 more words

Education Research

Getting Rid of The Heavy Load.

It’s October and we are in the thick of things. Providing quality feed back for students in a timely manner can become quite challenging for the classroom teacher. 72 more words

Instructional Strategies

Self-reported grades (Effect Size = a whopping 1.44)

This post is part of a series looking at the influences on attainment described in Hattie (2009) Visible Learning: a synthesis of more than 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. 724 more words

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10 Ways to Promote Learner Engagement

Learning is up to the learner, but teaching is up to the teacher

It’s one thing to teach, and quite another to learn. Learning is up to the learner, not the teacher. 634 more words

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