Danish design for deep learning

July 19, 2018

Embed from Getty Images How a Danish educator designs for deep understanding during student research in History. The deep understanding is a teaching goal for me – it’s not enough that they know about the war and the war came. They have to understand the consequences and the influences of the historical event on the […]

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Unboxing SOLO Taxonomy in Mathematics

November 4, 2014

As anyone who reads Artichoke will attest – unboxing PIG was exciting – and I am happy to report that he has quickly settled into life in the corridor and is keeping a steadfast and focused snout on my desk from his perch on top of Quoll (Tasmanian). Unboxing PIG proved a useful dry run […]

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HookED SOLO Literacy Stickers

August 3, 2014

This post acknowledges two ever fabulous teachers – Lynley Cummack and Rachel Saxton – and the work they do with primary and secondary students using classroom based approach to SOLO Taxonomy in New Zealand. When I worked with Lynley Cummack (Team Leader for Hurunui Team at Waimairi School) last month, she set me up for […]

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The Invercargill Eye: Simple model supercharges learning

May 22, 2014

Working with Southland Girls’ High School on the 19th of May was a day stuffed full of unexpected delight. I was made to feel welcome and cared for at multiple levels. That includes Buster Crabb in Dee St, all conversations shared, the sausage rolls at morning tea and the forced march up Bluff Hill in […]

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I was only five and armed with an “egg” and a spoon.

September 27, 2013

It can be hard to remember your first learning experiences. At five I remember determinedly studying the points of difference between “was” and “saw” on small pieces of card when I was learning to read. I remember my teacher climbing onto the piano to staple a poster to the wall (and instead staple her fingers […]

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SOLO Taxonomy and Making Meaning Bk 1, 2 and 3.

November 24, 2012

I met with the fabulous Liz McNeill when I was working in Christchurch this week – we have recently co-authored three new secondary English resource books – the SOLO Taxonomy and Making Meaning series – using Google docs. We created and proofed the three manuscripts working from Christchurch and Auckland respectively – Google docs, email […]

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