I used the charts developed by Laurence Howells from https://www.allmylanguages.com/ to provide a demo of the Silent Way to teachers attending the CEESA Assessment Summit in Oct 2019 at the Anglo-American School of Sofia in Bulgaria.The session sparked interest and curiosity by elevating students' creative and natural self-discovery capacities. We reflected on the pedagogical aspects … Continue reading Learning a language without an acoustic model
It’s not a scoop but learning styles don’t exist! “Decades of research suggest that learning styles, or the belief that people learn better when they receive instruction in their dominant way of learning, may be one of the most pervasive myths about cognition” (Nancekivell et al., 2019). According to their study, 90% people believe learning … Continue reading Debunking the learning styles myth
If you haven't read Lee Ann Jung and Dominique Smith's article on Tearing Down the Behaviour Charts yet, here is a visual and interactive summary that you might find appealing. Spread the word, this is so important to stop PUNITIVE practices and move to RESTORATIVE ones. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1312775624791687170?fbclid=IwAR2LJw6ewTahaLRY6IPE0Mk6mP8MX_Ba9QDbZKQJ4Y1skmai3VPFhVhUoRU
Please watch this video and share. It is so important to remember to teach our children intelligent disobedience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdKPIK71SP8 Children need to have the strategies to say NO!
Whether children are unschooled, homeschooled, on holidays, doing distance learning.... or not, they all have plenty of learning opportunities around them. What do you see? According to you, what learnings might occur just by engaging children in cooking? What might children UNDERSTAND (concepts) and be able to DO (skills)?
Hi everyone! I wanted to share my slides from the Middle School session I lead on Standards-Based Grading with 150 students in attendance from Gr . 6-7-8. You will see the laughing rubric from Susan Brookhart (cited) and I got permission to share the video clips of the laughters of 6 volunteers so feel free … Continue reading Standards-Based Grading Session for Middle Schoolers
I have created 3 PYP unit planners that you might be interested in looking at if you are a PYP Language Acquisition teacher: Unit planners for PYP2-3-4-5
Failing... I just saw a Grade 4 student cry today. He would not say why and wiped his tears quickly. I asked a friend of his who told me that he had come last in the run and that's why he was upset. I felt empathetic. I imagined how it feels when you don't get … Continue reading Books on failing forward for primary students
What is the difference between Inter / Trans / Multi / -disciplinary? In their article "Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy: 1. Definitions, objectives, and evidence of effectiveness ", Choi and Pak (2006) share analogies for the different terms and I found this so easy to understand and remember: Interdisciplinary is a … Continue reading Inter-Trans-Multi-Disciplinary…