Tag Archives: engagement

Stories of Change

Here are my sketch notes from the NOII Symposium.  [Aside: find the typos:)] PDF of Innovative Learning Environments – OECD presentation PDF of Stories of Change Advertisements

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Make Just One Change: In Your Biology 12 Classroom

A guest post by Carl Sommerfeld, a science teacher at John Oliver Secondary where he shares his experience of “teaching students to ask their own questions” by using the question formulation technique shared in the book “Make Just One Change”. Recently I decided … Continue reading

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Putting Understanding First

a.k.a. Starting Higher on Bloom’s Taxonomy In my science courses I am working on re-framing the current curriculum into an inquiry framework.  Often, the emphasis in planning & instruction is placed on the acquisition of background knowledge with higher order … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Cool. This post was nominated and made the shortlist for Most Influential Post of 2012 by edublog. I’m really honored! What if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity…

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How are you intelligent?

Link to two minute video Transcript of Brian Boyd on How Are You Intelligent: I think, essentially, what Howard Gardner did through his theory of multiple intelligences was to challenge a concept. Intelligence was something that was fixed, that was … Continue reading

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Key Questions for Learner Engagement

Question#0: Can you name two adults in this school who believe you will be a success in life? Question #1: What are you learning? Where are you going with your learning? Question #2: How is it (your learning) going?  Question #3: Where to … Continue reading

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Technology as Lever

In the February 2011 issue of Educational Leadership is a great article titled “Good Teaching Trumps Good Tools” by William M. Ferriter.  Obviously we want good teaching and good tools but Ferriter makes the point that “focusing on specific digital … Continue reading

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