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AfL in Science - Students taking ownership

Pat Reid, Head of Science shows us examples of students taking ownership of their learning.

After pupils have done a prep in their booklets (pages immediately before) and the teachers have marked it the pupils are required to reflect on their mistakes by writing explicitly in the three sections of the sheet, to focus their formative assessment. 33 more words

Learning Strategies

Critical Literacy + Assessment: Day 2 (retroactive)

Today, we watched some interesting videos.

We began with Focused Preparation for the Enda video by educator Sarah Wessling Brown on key questions. Her goal was to take the “standards” for an ELA curriculum, and make them accessible to her students. 303 more words

Building community: How to support the transition to Blended Learning

No man is an Island. If you are going to change your teaching and move toward a blended or personalized classroom, you need a community. Over the last year I have been placed in the heart of such a community. 376 more words

Best Practices

Steve Hargadon's Interview with Jim Knight

I recently listened to one of Steve Hargadon’s EdTechLive podcasts that featured an interview with Jim Knight, author of High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching… 1,410 more words



We have not been active here for quite some time, and our focus had drifted into myriad areas, as can happen with minds such as ours. 187 more words


Really understanding why things are

Great feedback and reflection from a first semester leader:

Q: Students lead in U:PASS for a wide variety of reasons – to mentor, to gain leadership skills, to improve communication skills, to get educational experience, to see what it’s like working for UTS. 274 more words