Call for action to all school leaders

Have you heard of the Mastery Transcript Consortium? If you are an educator, a parent or a student, you need to check it out! If you are a school leaders, you need to act. Join MTC now or risk to be running a school that is obsolete in the next few months. We are in … Continue reading Call for action to all school leaders

Learning a language without an acoustic model

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

Debunking the learning styles myth

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

Tear Down the Behaviour Chart!

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

Teaching intelligent disobedience

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!

Authentic learning opportunities are everywhere!

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)?

Standards-Based Grading Session for Middle Schoolers

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

Books on failing forward for primary students

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