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
Hier, j’ai échangé avec Elodie Garçon via Zoom et nous avons discuté de sujets d’éducation ensemble. Nous partageons ici cinq clips vidéos avec vous. Elodie Garçon est enseignante titulaire certifiée dans l’enseignement secondaire, intervenante à l’IUT de Montpellier-Sète et animatrice de formations auprès d’enseignants du 1er et 2nd degrés dans le bassin de Montpellier sur … Continue reading Echange sur l’école avec Elodie Garçon
Please watch this video and share. It is so important to remember to teach our children intelligent disobedience. 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
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…
Have you taken into consideration Bloom’s taxonomy when designing a lesson plan? I am aware of the Bloom taxonomy, however I used the Marzano & Kendall taxonomy more, i particular the useful verbs of his their taxonomy that helps specify what kind of function or process our students are engaged in. It works well in an International Baccalaureate environment … Continue reading LOTS & HOTS to work with Gifted and Talented
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 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