thinking about why…

One of the benefits that planning together can provide is the opportunity to ask each other… ‘why are we doing this?’.

The balance of making every lesson count (see my previous post) and where building relationships and having fun is important and valid is perfectly illustrated in the post ‘Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?’. These are the thoughts of Jennifer Gonzalez from her blog, Cult of Pedagogy.

Make her blog one of your regular must reads by subscribing. Start by looking at her About page, it has a link that explains the purpose of the blog and guides you to some suggestions of what to listen, view and read if it is your first time visiting her blog.

Cult of Pedagogy will provide more than enough reading and thinking, as well as opportunities for sharing and planning to last you for a whole PDP cycle!

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PL reading…

Below are links to the sources for the documents I recommended for reading.

The Main Idea, which provides education book summaries, is the source for Visible Learning for Teachers and Teach Like a Champion.

The insightAssess website is where you will find the information about feedback. This link provides an overview of that information.

insightAssess also provides the link to the Assessment for Learning website, developed by the Curriculum Corporation. This is the link to the information about learning intentions.

the power of a teacher…

Along the lines of my previous post about professional reading, I would like to mention John Spencer’s blog. A recent post of his is titled The Future Belongs to the Makers, and is worth reading as it has a number of layers of thought.

His personal story, about the influence of one of his teachers, and the message about digital devices and designing for students to consume or create, or both, is worth spending time thinking about.

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