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Learners Assemble!

So, we are in the midst of completing another PLT and today’s topic looked at effective group management. As you can see, as a fan of the Marvel series of comic books (Ed note: Comic books – Hey, I’m old school!) as these characters that has been catapulted into the silver screen in most recent times, there can be some correlation that can be seen in the way the Avengers manage themselves via the help of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and the way students are brought to assemble and manage their group dynamics. 477 more words

The Power of Peer Learning (and How to Promote It)

Peer learning can be defined as the acquisition of knowledge and skill through
active helping and supporting among status equals or matched companions. It
involves people from similar social groupings who are not professional teachers helping each other to learn and learning themselves by so doing…many schools might think they are implementing , when all they are really doing is putting children together and hoping for the best (

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Instructional Design

Volunteering and School Credit

I blogged a few weeks ago about how important it is to give back to a community, and with students in High School requiring a minimum of forty volunteer hours to graduate, know that many wait until their final year to grab the credit while others get “hooked on volunteering” from their grade nine year. 513 more words


Classroom layout and design- It's all about the students...

Many variables come into play in regards to student’s choice of seating in a classroom. Teacher and peer relationships are a major factor contributing to seating choice alongside general interest and motivation to learn in a particular subject and self confidence. 433 more words

The Learning Space

How Does a Writing Tutoring Session Work?: The Do’s and Don’ts of Tutoring Writing

Teachers, parents, and others supporting student writers—whether the students are K-12 students or college and beyond—often worry about students working with a writing tutor. If a student works with a writing tutor, does the student’s work maintain its integrity as his or her own work? 887 more words