pedagogy of responsiveness…!

The Instructional Model that we use is deliberately underpinned by the phrase ‘and check for MISunderstanding.’

If you are looking to build your understanding there are some excellent resources. Each of these require a time commitment from you, so start by choosing one!

Professional Practice Note 6 is Formative Assessment, and is published by the Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

Harry Fletcher-Wood recently appeared on Mr Barton Maths Podcast. The link takes you to an overview of the podcast, and the podcast itself, that is just over two hours of listening.

From the Bastow Literacy Masterclass Suite is Masterclass 1 – Formative Assessment. Again a little over two hours.

Finally, Dylan Wiliam and a presentation delivered at Oxford University that lasts for fifty minutes.

the place of feedback…

Finding efficient and effective workflow habits and tools to give feedback to students, and receive feedback from them can be an elusive goal.

Mindshift is a favourite professional reading blog I like to use. Recently Katrina Schwartz posted thoughts about feedback that are worthwhile reading and thinking about. There is a link to a very short video where John Hattie again talks about success criteria being more important than a learning intention.

I still think the time spent thinking about and designing both learning intentions and success criteria provide you with a reference to focus your feedback.

student portfolios…

It is no secret that I am passionate about student learning portfolios. Setting and reflecting on goals, showcasing learning with audio, video, images and text and then sharing with an audience is a brilliant way to develop a blog.

If you are still coming to grips with this, here is a post from CommonSense Graphite that might help you crystallise your thoughts.


Why don’t you have a look at Leon promoting his next project, Milly reflecting on a phys ed session or Scott’s, Doctor Who project.