Claire Amos from Hobsonville Point Secondary School are developing visible learners by developing student agency-students who are owning their learning. She describes how a sense of ownership and taking responsibility for learning is incorporated into the culture of the school and into the programmes they offer. Watch here.
As a leader what percentage of time is spent on instructional verses transformational leadership? There is no doubt that both are important however, the effect on student outcomes favours one type over another. Reflect on how your time was spent last week in your leadership role after viewing this video here.
Change is a prerequisite for improvement. Three things are emphasized― identifying teachers’ strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity―as a gateway to enhanced student achievement. Listen here as Dr. Rod Berger discusses the role reflection plays in ones’ professional development and effectiveness in the classroom with Peter Hall here.
High grades and test scores are not reliable indicators of resourcefulness.Teachers provide environments that foster resourcefulness when they encourage students to plan, strategize, prioritize, set goals, seek resources, and monitor their progress.Read how here.
A new report says the “Increasing Use of Collaborative Learning Approaches” and the “Shift from Students as Consumers to Creators” are mid-term impact trends expected to drive technology use in the next three to five years; meanwhile, “Rethinking How Schools Work” and “Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches” are long-term trends. Read the NMC Horizons report for the key trends identified here.