Why might it be problematic to use praise to motivate learners? A praise is a way to express admiration or approval for someone’s characteristics, values, or merit. It comes in the form of a verbal reward. Examples Good job! Wow! You are so amazing! Well done on getting an A! Excellent answer Mario! I like … Continue reading Shifting from Praise to Encouragement
This is a simple template I created on GoogleSheet to help students self-assess (for a course that must be graded out of 10) using the SOLO taxonomy for each competency (under three roles). As students edit the table, the spider graph will be automatically created and help them see where they were at the start … Continue reading Self-assess competencies
Self-efficacy is an individual’s belief in his/her/their own ability to attain a certain goal. Our beliefs about competence and confidence to achieve influence our achievement. So, what can influence the development of our self-efficacy? I made a visual summary of the four factors that we have control over to make our students grow their self-efficacy. … Continue reading Sources that influence self-efficacy
This is entirely based on my experience working in India, at Mercedes-Benz International School (now called Mahindra International School) as the Tech Integrator for 4 years. This article focuses on best practices for whole-school EdTech Coaches when it comes to starting with technology integration. The ISTE Standards were my key elements as they guided me … Continue reading A story of leading technology integration
A messy post with ideas that needed to come out! Are we really preparing students for the future? Going back to the series I just co-created with Anil Friedman on Emotional Intelligence, we know that Emotional Intelligence is increasingly important and more than IQ! Also, Michio Kaku describes that the jobs of the future will … Continue reading Are international schools investing in interconnectedness?
What a wonderful opportunity to learn from and along Anil Friedman about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI). We have recorded 6 short video clips to share important aspects of EI. Please share back and subscribe to the channel if you want to know more about this topic in the future. We would love to … Continue reading Why we need more EI than IQ
Emma Ahmed and I presented this model with three realms for meaningful and personalized PD. From absorbing ideas, to risk-taking and creating/contributing. We hope this is inspiring for educators who want to think about PD in new ways. In the document below, you will find the description of each realm and practical ideas. In the … Continue reading 3 Realms of Meaningful PD
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
I am getting started with an online course: Introduction to Data Wise – a collaborative process to improve learning teaching. As I got started, the Most Important Point that was highlighted was that educators and administrators using the Data Wise approach in schools keep conversations strictly around learning evidence I will share some of my notes … Continue reading Data Wise Online Course
I created this video for my French learners. I use it as a routine to start the class so students can come in, relax, calm down and then feel ready to learn: Feel free to share away!