Markham T&L Blog

October 11, 2018

Article: Test-Enhanced Learning

Author: Henry L. Roediger III and Jeffrey D. Karpicke

Article Reading Time: 20 minutes

Summary

This article describes two experiments undertaken by the authors of the paper which look at the benefits of testing as a learning tool. The idea of the testing effect (or retrie...

October 11, 2018

The IB Visual arts syllabus has changed, rather than having a visiting examiner we now submit and moderate work digitally.

To make the transition from IGCSE, KS3 to IB Easier we have decided to use Google Classrooms prior to any external submissions, we hope this will prepare the students to meet dea...

October 11, 2018

I remember some time ago, when Dan was trying to get us thinking about the Cognitive Workload idea. Now it is one of the Collaborative Projects. Some of use saw a presentation by that project’s team and enjoyed seeing Gus Tulla teaching a lesson with a smartboard full of images and animations clutte...

October 11, 2018

AIM: TO GIVE EVERY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT THE NECESSARY TOOLS TO BE ABLE TO IMPROVISE IN A GROUP!

What did I want to do?

I wanted to provide a musical endeavor in such a way that every single student spontaneously created original live music in a group.

Following Biasutti’s proposal of teaching improvis...

October 11, 2018

Several members of the Maths department requested to have extra whiteboard space installed in their classrooms over the July holiday. In my classroom, I now have 8 large whiteboard spaces for students to work on. In this post, I am going to share my experience and the positive impact this has had fo...

October 11, 2018

How many times have you found yourself in discussions with other teachers, wishing that students were more independent?  Wishing students would set themselves their own goals?  Would reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses to gain some understanding of their own learning?  In science, we have...

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