There is a goldmine of educational treasure on the Internet if you have the time to dig for it. One of the great discoveries recently has been Dylan Wiliam’s reflections on learning and assessment. 407 more words
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“Why do we let schools bum-rush them into anxiety-hell over tests? Mother Nature has already over-supplied them with all the anxiety they can barely handle. Why don’t we just lay off ‘em … and let ‘em outgrow this messy moment?
Remember Zone of Proximal Development? It’s that sweet spot between what a student knows and can do, and what’s out of reach. A student’s ZPD is the perfect “challenge level” for that individual. 632 more words
Today on my run I was in a zone, that “sweet spot” where I felt fast and challenged, but not winded and over tired. I had this flash, “Aha! 333 more words