This post is actually a comment in the conversation around school change over at Public School Insights – Casting Call for Teachers. It’s pretty much in the same state, maybe an extra sentence or two. I think it helps to clarify what I mean when I say “Teachers are the only real agents of school… Continue reading What I mean by teachers being the only real agents of school reform
Yup, we definitely need to continue re-thinking learning and assessment. Content is cheap and easy to access. We need to be learning and assessing context and skills – how we manipulate content to create new contexts. Top News – High-tech cheating? Students see it differently. Thanks to @scottmcleod for this link.
Bridges. Sun rising. Strong metaphors for change in education.
The tree is rife with reiteration. Reminds me of this process of knocking out a solid dissertation proposal.
What is our focus in education reform?
Don’t tell me that the system is not sick…because I won’t believe you.
Quebec teachers have it made. We have 20 pedagogical (PED) days throughout the school year.
At the bottom of this post is a link to a series of question and study sheets, including some sample essay questions, for the Secondary 4 History of Quebec and Canada course in the province of Quebec. I’ve only uploaded the questions and study sheets for module 4 so far. The rest should be up… Continue reading History, Oh History…
I really think that we are focusing on the wrong things in education reform. Recent education reform in Quebec – and I am sure it is similar in other areas – has focused on creating new curriculum for students. Technology reforms focus on how we can best use technology in the classroom to improve student… Continue reading Gaining focus in reform
Image: photo of the St Lawrence River taken by me, available on flickr. mrsdurff introduced me to Class 2.0 in a recent comment on Understanding the Machine. I love the idea behind this site, and behind different workshops that places like LEARN in Quebec offer teachers. How do we negotiate the space between resources on… Continue reading Preparing the waters for change.