Cross-blogged from Inquiring Mind.
I listened to Lynne Silcock* last week talking about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). There are a few misconceptions around UDL with probably the most common one being that it is only for students with "special needs". The U in UDL however stands for universal,…Continue
This powerful post was shared by Manu Faaea-Semeatu, where she looks at a poem called "Voice" that she wrote last month and featured on her blog. Would be awesome to read your thoughts and reactions.
Manu writes" The principal of Holy Family School in Porirua - Chris Theobald (@The0bald) reached out to me on Twitter to ask if he could film two students reciting the poem. Enjoy!"…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on August 28, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments
New Zealand teachers are recognized as a body of passionate professionals; enthusiastic to learn, eager to share and most earnest in their quest to affect student learning for the best. The link between teacher actions and outcomes for students has long been recognised - in particular, when educators engage in reflective inquiry into their practice, this can result in positive outcomes…Continue
Tessa writes: "Yesterday we had the privilege of hosting Tammy Gardiner and Marama Reweti-Martin (Te Toi Tupu) in a webinar about…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on August 20, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments
A rich and engaging resource created in Prezi by Maria Andersen (which really models some of the potential of the platform, and adds a certain texture to the 'message'). You could skip through this presentation, or spend hours exploring the multimedia (look out in particular for the…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on August 18, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments
Simon Sinek answers, in this video, the question "at this moment in your life, where are you seeking advice and coaching?" Sinek notes how he is taking an approach to better balance mentor-mentee relationships in his life. Specifically, he chooses to mentor someone only if it is a reciprocal relationship, i.e. the mentee also plays a mentor role and vice versa.…Continue
Research in Learning Technology, the journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), has just published the following:
"Material matters for learning in virtual networks: A case study of a professional learning programme hosted in a Google+ online community" by Aileen Ackland and Ann Swinney …
Added by Hazel Owen on August 17, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments
Recommended by Greg Carroll, this video has some real gems about the benefits of peer coaching to move beyond advocacy into inquiry. The speaker talks of how teachers working and planning together, while also offering support and asking questions, impacts teaching practice in ways that generic workshops don't. Also important was duration. Because the programme works over an extended period of time, there is time to trial, reflect and evaluate, then to tweak, and trial again.…Continue
A topic that seems to be gathering momentum in education at the moment is whether parents and communities should be involved...or engaged in their children's learning and place of learning.
One of the articles that is often referred to (and which was shared with me by both Suzi Gould and …Continue
Many learners are working with Dyslexia, ADHD, and other challenges that make it tough to learn in current education systems that are often designed to meet the needs of the 'average' student. (I'm not convinced that such a person exists, but that's another discussion.)
The speakers in this video are involved in a mentoring initiative in the United States that aims, through art and 'talking' to support learners who are different thinkers. It is a wonderful example of how openness,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on August 10, 2015 at 22:59 — No Comments
Purposeful Learning Spaces in a Nutshell
We talk about MLE and ILEs but, time and time again the first things people jump to usually include (and in no particular order) ‘Massive space’, “Noise’, ‘Lots of people’, ‘Busy’, ‘Free-range Learning’ and the reality is that you can spout off research and examples etc until you are blue in the face but the end result is usually the same: the eyes of our audience would…Continue
Crossblogged from Hynessight