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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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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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What does 21st Century Learning Mean?

The phrase “21st Century Learning” seems to be a popular one.  For me it is a bit worrying.  It seems like it could become, if it hasn’t already, a label that can be slapped onto a product or a program to … Continue reading

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