Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Melbourne, Australia for the Thinking and Learning Conference. I attended two full day sessions by Professor Dylan Wiliam, the author of Embedded Formative Assessment. Professor Wiliam's sessions are filled with copious amounts data, theory, and straight-forward fact versus myth. A much repeated phrase was, "Educators must … Continue reading The Thinking & Learning Conference
Avril McDonald is an NZ author and former primary school teacher. This website is filled with engaging books and resources that focus on emotional well-being for children. Feel Brave
During a recent school visit, teachers were in the midst of professional development. The school received a grant and utilized it for an outside resource person to come and work with teachers on academic vocabulary and oral language development, for all content, not just literacy. One staff meeting was dedicated to learning new strategies, and … Continue reading What’s working?