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

Strategies for helping teachers to engage learners and increase learning retention

For me, the most effective way to support educators to engage learners and increase learning retention is Cognitive Coaching. The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons. With the skills of coaching patterns, building rapport, listening and inquiring to explore or specify thinking, we are able to clarify thoughts and go deeper into … Continue reading Strategies for helping teachers to engage learners and increase learning retention

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

Paper electronics resources

Jie Qi (Chibitronics) had share many resources with participants to her ISTE18 session. I thought that might be useful to share it back (I know she is ok with that!): PAPER ELECTRONICS RESOURCES LIST CHIBITRONICS: http://chibitronics.com/ Video tutorials: https://chibitronics.com/how-to/ Full Circuit Sticker Sketchbook download: http://bunniefoo.com/chibi/sketchbook-en-v1.pdf Simple card template:  https://chibitronics.com/chibi_simple_template/   LOVE TO CODE: Love to … Continue reading Paper electronics resources

Student-led PD?

I am thinking of havin a monthly theme (each month could be one of the ISTE Standards for students) in the staff room where students could lead to inspire teachers. For example, having them share their learning of a particular ISTE Standard at recess time, around the Staff room area. We could give different opportunities … Continue reading Student-led PD?