Category Archives: Course 4

A Grade 6 Workspace

The more I meet with my Grade 5 colleagues, the more I learn from them. Our school’s Elementary team are passionate and innovative. They have the advantage of teaching and learning with their students every day, and reflecting upon this … Continue reading

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Laptop Learning Curve

The other day I discussed this year’s extraordinary changes to teaching and learning with a colleague. After listening to a burbling, enthusiastic avalanche of my responses, she grinned and said, “it’s been quite a learning curve, hasn’t it.” Indeed. When … Continue reading

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Global Education

The end of my school’s academic year is barely a month away, and I’m looking in two directions. Firstly, backwards, to the recent past of learning, planning, collaborating, failing and succeeding (probably in equal measures). Secondly, forwards, to the future: … Continue reading

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Action-Packed Learning

During last year’s Grade 6 study I kept hearing the same question: “Are we watching the movie today?” This year it’s been: “Do we play with the cameras today?” Before the students began developing their movie analysis, they had time … Continue reading

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The Directors

    Think back to what you remember learning at school or university. What forms the most powerful memories? Was it a particular lesson, or a particular project? Project-based learning The focus of project-based learning is primarily on the students’ … Continue reading

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Redesign, Redefine

Exam season: not usually a prime time for shaking up the curriculum. But this year I have a rare opportunity: lesson time with students not taking the full range of papers. With a more flexible curriculum, I can use the … Continue reading

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Every Teacher is a Technology Teacher

  “Every teacher is a language teacher” is a commonly heard school philosophy. Do we also believe that “Every teacher is a technology teacher”? This seems especially important when considered in relation to the High School, where the demands of … Continue reading

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