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

Inter-Trans-Multi-Disciplinary…

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…

PYP French – some teaching ideas

I would like to share some of the ideas that are popping in my mind about my French PYP classes: Exploring the phonology of the language by...: keeping a journal of awarenesses (in mother tongue and/or English) creating a concert of vowels (and perhaps make a song with my lovely looping machine) making a skit … Continue reading PYP French – some teaching ideas

Some strategies for effective teaching and learning

Student agency and teacher’s responsiveness and adaptability are probably some of the most important components of an effective and inclusive classroom. In order to observe this effectiveness and modeling personalized learning with teachers, I am in favour of the cognitive coaching approach where the coachee and the coach first meet to determine what the goal … Continue reading Some strategies for effective teaching and learning

My experience with CBE

My experience in personalizing learning through the use of Competency Based Education (CBE) revolves around knowing my student’s learner profile (strengths, interests, aspirations, needs, IEP if any, and any relevant standardized test scores), being flexible with their learning pace (some learners are engaged in completely different tasks within the same class), and collecting learning evidence … Continue reading My experience with CBE