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
Sources that influence self-efficacy
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
A story of leading technology integration
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
Echange sur l’école avec Elodie Garçon
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
Teaching intelligent disobedience
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!
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 … 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
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…