“Anyone who teaches children that they need to silently comply through painful experiences before they will be allowed to let their brilliance shine has no intention of ever allowing that brilliance to shine, and will not be able to see it when it does.” Emma Gargroetzi Dear New York Times, Do Better A few […]
Here are some of the recorded conversations I have had recently with educators dedicated to producing audio work to promote quality professional learning. I encourage you to listen to their other podcasts as well (links provided). With Derek Rodenizer (Ontario) on the Beyond the Staffroom Podcast ….as we discuss keeping learners at the centre […]
Today I was invited to work with a group of teachers who are trying to implement rich tasks into their practice. They have spent some time defining a rich task by carefully considering the categories of characteristics, including global competencies. Some of these characteristics include: Multiple entry points Opportunities for enrichment and remediation (such as […]
Here is my conversation with Stephen Hurley on VoicEd Radio about NotABookStudy, the latest project by #MathLeadersNEO beginning April 10. Enjoy! And join us! Featured image from VoicEd Radio – 24/7 Canadian Education Content!
If we are to build an effective learning network, what will it look like? An effective learning network is complex, changing, growing, shrinking, morphing over old, new and evolving platforms. It reaches into classrooms and across the globe, held together by personal learning networks (PLNs) that continually build new connections, cultivate new relationships and learning […]
Recently, in my Primary/Junior Math AQ course, we examined process expectations in the Ontario primary/junior math curriculum document. Of particular interest to me was the process expectation around “selecting tools and computational strategies”. The Ontario math curriculum document was written in 2005, five years before the first iPad was released, and two years before the […]
What is your vision of effective mathematics teaching and learning in elementary school? This is a new question for me. This blog is Learning About Learning, and I have a lot of learning to do about mathematics education. I am hoping you can help me. Here are a few of the things I am thinking […]
We’re trying something new. It’s an innovative approach to a challenging problem, and it has the commitment of leaders from throughout northeastern Ontario. We are building our understanding of how to learn and lead mathematics in our elementary schools, and we are doing it out in the open. Embedded in our learning is a commitment […]