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Living the Mission

I love the writing of Malcolm Gladwell. His latest podcast series is also simply brilliant. In Malcolm Gladwell’s text ‘Tipping Point’, he references the concept of ‘Broken Windows’, the brainchild of James Q. 563 more words

PTC 4 #17

what's feedback - and do unversities do it well?

This is something that I’ve also posted on my ‘other’ blog, based on a most excellent article that a colleague has just sent me.

I’ve just received a reminder that I need to set up the paper & teaching appraisal for my summer school paper. 640 more words


Important: About Assessment

Dear Division 6 Parents & Guardians,

A few weeks ago, an important note was sent home to you around reporting. The Grade 4/5 teachers from the English stream, as well as Mme Bronwen and I, are participating in a Vancouver School District Pilot Project around assessment and reporting that is in line with the… 741 more words

Documenting Learning

Coding for dummies. Or Mummies, rather.

I hear around me constantly – at work, in research papers, on Twitter and social media – that coding for children is the way of the future. 881 more words

EDUC 300

Stop Blaming Social Media. Stop blaming Students.

When we know better, we do better. Or that’s the goal anyway.

The same sentiment needs to apply to children (through to 25, when their amygdala is fully developed) who are forced to navigate who they are in contemporary culture. 205 more words

EDUC 300

'Ka Whawhai Tonu Ake Ake.'

We are having some discussion this week and as a result looking at evidence in literature of ‘being Māori’ in learning.  In the Ministry of Education 2013-2017 Māori Education Strategy- Ka Hikitia, there is clear focus on Māori being Māori in their learning: 216 more words

PTC 3 #17

Instructor advice on motivating students

Having trouble motivating your students to stay active and engaged in class? We understand that some days, it can be a struggle. Current and former instructors here at Hawkes Learning have provided advice on how to keep students motivated. 486 more words