Assessment

Victorian Curriculum: Will we just floodfill a 6.5?

Another missed opportunity. Frameworks, CSF, CSF2, VELS, National Curriculum, AusVels, Victorian Curriculum. My teaching career now enters its 28th year. I have lived through 7 incarnations of a 7 to 10 Curriculum in Victoria. One every 4 years is not bad I suppose. I have little experience of other countries to compare that too. Do we… Continue reading Victorian Curriculum: Will we just floodfill a 6.5?

Assessment · Education · Teaching

Get in the zone: but know which one you are in.

This TED talk, although not specifically about classroom teaching gives a great insight into the difference between formative and summative assessment. We need to get these two zones into our collective vocabulary. Both staff and students need to be clear on the distinction between the Learning Zone and the Performance Zone. The key idea here… Continue reading Get in the zone: but know which one you are in.

School Leadership and Improvement

Infrastructure of School Improvement

Originally posted on Reflections on schools, teaching and education. :
Imagine a delegation from a developing country visiting London to learn how to create a successful metropolis.  They could admire our cultural attractions, our vibrant neighbourhoods, our international businesses.  We could dazzle them with our sky-scrapers, our stadia and our calendar of sporting and cultural events. But these…