Sunday, 30 August 2015


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

What's lost as handwriting fades?

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Sruggling mathsSeeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’

A very interesting article. Fits with the professional learning I have done around open ended questions. Also my thinking around my struggling maths students and the need for them to work out what problems are asking them to do and use a calculator to actually solve the equation they may have to come to from the word problem.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Developing Learner Agency

As I continue to look at developing student agency in my class it is good to listen to other school's explain their developments. This is especially interesting as this is a secondary school. We have had parents inquire into our practices and how will this prepare them for future schools. This trend is moving into the secondary schools as we all undergo a shift realising the skills and attributes we need to develop and foster in our students is something different to prepare them for their world. The older traditionally style of learning and teaching was not going to brig out the skills and dispositions needed by the 21st century learner and citizen.
Learner agency at Hobsonville Point Secondary School from EDtalks on Vimeo.
Claire Amos talks about fostering agency at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Claire says is agency is about students 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.