Showing posts from March, 2017

Most Likely To Succeed - Movie screening @ College Street

Most Likely To Succeed

What factors are going to ensure our students will succeed??

School is about now! It shouldn't be about drudgery/assessments...Now ... 53% of college graduates in the states cannot find a job - why? Because of the advances in technology.1843 - last major educational change - the Industrial Age. Age, ability and subject were split up at this time.'The Committee of Ten' designed our curriculum and by and large, it hasn't changed since.The 20th century was a century that was full of people who had good skills in the 3 r's and an economy that required those skills. This is no longer the case!Life is not segmented into subjects!
High Tech High - USA

Do you need me to micromanage your way through school or do you want to do it on your own? Need to set up situations to help kids do it on their own.No bells, no subject areas, teachers are hired on one year contracts, what they teach and how they teach is up to each teacher. What is taught is dependent on…

Maths at School A

It was great to go and visit School A today - always so refreshing seeing a different school in a different context and how things roll!

What stood out for me?

Ease of teachers planning - maths boxes prepared and ready to go.Engagement of studentsWhole class teaching, but students often working in mixed ability groups - still the risk of the best mathematician doing all of the maths - how do you eliminate this?  Imperative for students to ask questions of each other. Why did you do that? Explain to me how?This is a culture that would be prominent in many NZ schools - how do you break it?  How do you ensure understanding at ALL levels?All about teacher questioning - working in pairs - ask the student who has less understanding to explain - Dinah's "We thought/We did"Maths books with no lines or squaresLook intoMaths 300 - this looks well worth the subscription fee!  $400Aus for the first year, $200Aus every year after that.MathematicscentrePoly plug?  Junior maths?