Markham T&L Blog

October 21, 2019

Los profesores somos conscientes que aprendemos con nuestros estudiantes. William Glasser, reconocido psiquiatra norteamericano, que aplicó sus conclusiones a la mejora del proceso de aprendizaje; propone un esquema en su Pirámide de Aprendizaje, en el cual indica que recordamos un 10% de lo que lee...

October 21, 2019

Teachers who promote reflective classrooms ensure that students are fully engaged in the process of making meaning. They organize instruction so that students are the producers, not just the consumers, of knowledge. To best guide children in the habits of reflection, these teachers approach their ro...

May 11, 2019

Chris Binge and the Impact team are leading the way to introduce reflective skills-based education at Markham College.  Under the guidance of newly appointed Head of Science Dave Meur the Science department is introducing skills reflection into lessons.

Vygotski’s educational paradigm includes the ‘P...

December 12, 2018

The IB has a focus on conceptual understanding (it is one of their Approaches to Teaching) but also recognises the importance of developing content knowledge and skills. In a recent CPD session we discussed what the breakdown of these three were in our own teaching and what we thought the IB emphasi...

November 28, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I spent two days shadowing students in two different year groups (S1 and S3). In this post I will outline my main reflections from the experiences from the two days. I am not going to go into details of the classes I attended.

The students were welcoming to me and (after an init...

November 22, 2018

I recently saw this tweet and it made me stop and reflect on what my successes were for this year, and what I want to work on next year.

So, here are 4 things that have been successful for me in 2018:

  1. Implementing Weekly Retrieval Quizzes and Retrieval Starters
    One of my aims for this year has be...

September 12, 2018

Our group started off at the beginning of the year talking about what we thought reflection was. As we began discussing it we discovered that we all had wildly different ideas about what it was and what to do. Partly this was due to us all being in different disciplines (Science, English, DT, psycho...

May 30, 2018

I was in the staff room a few weeks ago looking at a book that someone had left on one of the tables. You will probably want to know the title and the author, but I am afraid I can’t remember. Actually, that is not really relevant because the part that I want to write about is a common view expresse...

May 16, 2018

I am currently reading the excellent Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel. The way that story telling is interleaved with the research, and real life examples of the successful strategies for learning are used to show exactly how much of an impact they can have...

April 4, 2018

Article: The Science of Learning

Author: Deans for Impact

Article Reading Time: 20 minutes

Summary

The Science of Learning is a summary document on areas of cognitive science which are directly linked to how students learn. It takes the research and gives practical implications for teachers. It is found...

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