Why Go Gradeless In Maths?

Productive struggle occurs when a learner is given a task slightly beyond their abilities. Suffice to say, I am productively struggling right now. I jumped into the learning pit a few months ago and have been[…]

Classroom Snapshot Video

Our class was recently invited to share how we are developing student voice, learning design & assessment, success criteria and feedback that moves learners forward as part of the annotating process. We were a little hesitant[…]

Student Self-Reporting In English

The past few weeks have been spent assessing what I value when it comes to English. This semester, students will self-report on English skills for their end of year report. This threw up a significant dilemma.[…]

Preparing Students For Change

Dear Parents & Guardians,  The changes to our class over the past semester were borne out of a desire to increase student engagement and achievement by empowering students to take greater ownership of their learning.[…]

Teaching Writers, Not Writing.

Our recent two week winter holiday was a complete right-off for me. A bad cough and laryngitis left me couch bound for pretty much the entire rest. The silver lining to this enforced rest was[…]

A Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing?

The following inspirational quote gets thrown around pretty frequently on social media, but it sums up my current dilemma: Fake it ’til you make it are words I’ve lived by in my teaching career. I’m[…]