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Self-Regulated Learning

Want to write about this but these links will have to do for now. Resources that make explicit the links between self-regulation and learning. Note: authors include UBC’s Deborah Butler and Nancy Perry. A condensed overview of AfL which makes the point … Continue reading

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AfL Overview — a syllabus for teachers

This is a first draft of an AfL syllabus I generated for myself as a way of summarizing much of what I was learning & using. Your feedback, especially critical, is welcomed. If you want to find out more about … Continue reading

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AiA Note to Self

Usually, I attend a workshop or presentation and leave with one (and sometimes morethan one) inspiring idea or strategy that I want to put into practice.  Unfortunately, by the time Monday morning rolls around and the busy-ness of the school day … Continue reading

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Intro to the Why’s & How’s of Formative Assessment

Planning to update the examples below [Sept 30, 2015] On Friday April 20th approximately 35 secondary teachers from around the VSB met to learn and share more about the why’s and how’s of formative assessment. The first part of the … Continue reading

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Revised Assessment in Action – April 20th – Churchill

This event has been changed and scaled down. Unfortunately the number of teachers who have signed up does not justify the cost of having Judy & Linda come & present. Fortunately I am very familiar with their work (and am … Continue reading

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Teaser: Embedding Formative Assessment

“Teachers need professional development because the job of teaching is so difficult, so complex, that one lifetime is not enough to master it.”  Dylan Wiliam I am currently reading Dylan Wiliam’s recent book Embedded Formative Assessment which embodies a thirty-five-year … Continue reading

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Easy Reading for Physics Teachers

Sharing Learning Intentions – some Science & Physics unit plans from BC teachers: Doug Smith, VSB Jacob Martens, VSB New Physics blogger Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps Making Of a Free Body Diagram Excellent Physics blogger (check out his … Continue reading

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Assessment in Action – Follow Up Resources

Presentations: Keynote Presentation (Linda Kaser) INQUIRY in ACTION (Judy Halbert & Linda Kaser) Aboriginal Education Presentation Renee Diemert & Chas Desjarlais English Presentation Pam Hansen Science Presentation – Jacob Martens Social Studies Presentation – Janet Thompson Effect size exercise & Appendix D BOOKS, FREE … Continue reading

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Assessment in Action – AfL Focus Day w/ Judy & Linda

Linda & Judy will spend an interactive day with us on February 17th as we explore a learning model that embeds a growth mindset into our practices and shifts us towards stronger learning orientation in our classrooms. They will start … Continue reading

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Accommodating in Science

This week I had the privilege of sharing with the Gladstone Science Department a framework (and evidence that supports it) that allows for all students to experience more success in science keeping in mind that change should be manageable. In practice, … Continue reading

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