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The Goldilocks principle of student stress.

Tom Bennett, twitter royalty or godfather of the Twitterati occasionally catches some “tit-bit” from the antipodes to tweet about. This week he provocatively responded to a comment from Jane Caro, a celebrity public schools advocate who was on a talk show decrying the stress that standardized tests put on students. I love Jane’s passion for… Continue reading The Goldilocks principle of student stress.

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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.