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.

Education · ICT · Teaching

Classcraft Review and the search for the GUSITS

Teachers should try something new every term. With the plethora of IT related products out there in the education industry now, this is not a difficult proposition. This term I have been trying Classcraft. Classcraft is a game that helps you establish and reinforce a positive classroom environment. You sign up your class. The students log in… Continue reading Classcraft Review and the search for the GUSITS

Education · Growth Mindset

Does having a Growth Mindset correlate with higher academic achievement?

It appears not. We measured the “Growth Mindset” of 218 students using the following questions. I would like to thank Panorama Student Surveys for publishing their measures of Social-Emotional Learning survey and allowing schools to use the questions. The correlation between the “Academic Achievement” and other student data sets are shown. As you can see the correlation… Continue reading Does having a Growth Mindset correlate with higher academic achievement?